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GTR Youth Theatre is the people's choice

Posted on 06/02/2017 by Helga Pearson in The all England Theatre Festival The Georgian Theatre Royal The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre Philip Ridley Sparkleshark

Congratulations to The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre who won the People's Award at the One-Act Play Festival that took place from Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 February.

This prestigious award for the best overall production of the Festival as voted for by the audience was presented to the group for their entry Sparkleshark - a contemporary play by Philip Ridley. Directed by Aimee Shields - with assistance from Ethan Hamilton-Sturdy and Jaime Gilpin -the play was in the tradition of 'In Yer Face Theatre' and featured bold characters, honest dialogue and situations which resonated with anyone who has ever been a teenager.

Daisy Chadwick and Will Newson were also nominated for the best actress and best actor awards and there were superb performances from the nine-strong cast.

The annual One-Act Play Festival is organised by the All-England Theatre Festival and is the only countrywide elimination contest for one-act plays in performance throughout England. Held at The Georgian Theatre Royal, this was one of the preliminary rounds of the Festival for the Northern Area.

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