BARE BONES YOUTH WIN AT THE 2012 COUNTY FESTIVAL
Bare Bones Youth entered two plays into the 2012 Herefordshire County Festival held at The Courtyard, Hereford. Both plays fielded a cast of twenty-four young actors. The first was "The Mystery Gift" a comedy about the ten year seige of Troy by the Greek army, the mystery gift of the title being the wooden horse holding Greek soldiers which was left outside the city gates. Michael Kaiser from the Guild of Drama Adjudicators was particularly impressed by the disciplined teamwork, the clarity of the diction, the colourful and appropriate costuming and the pace and timing acheived by this young cast and awarded them the Stennett Trophy as the best youth production in the festival.
The second play performed by the group was
a shorter piece titled "All You Need". This 'moral tale' presented a series of sporting scenes imagined by a young schoolboy. All had the message 'keep on trying'. The piece was written especially for the available cast by Dave Baldwin and won the Andrews Trophy as the best original play in the festival.
Greeks and Trojans from "The Mystery Gift"
The cast of "All You Need"