What a great weekend!
So, the RAFTA One-Act Play Festival 2017 was held at the Defence Academy Shrivenham over the early May Bank Holiday weekend, 28-30 April, with plays performed on the 29 and 30 April. There were a total of 6 plays from 5 clubs, adjudicated by GODA’s Jan Palmer Sayer who did a cracking job for us. It was a fun filled (and gin fuelled) weekend of theatre!
The Best Production award went to Command Performers for ‘Dirt Under the Carpet’; please see the RAFTA OAPF 2017 Awards, Nominees and Marks breakdown for the full details.
[Below this point are all the details published on the web in the run-up to the Festival]
Latest breaking news – Festival schedule
Sat 29 Apr
11am FESTIVAL REGISTRATION OPENS
1.45pm WELCOME NOTICES
2pm Command Dirt Under the Carpet
3pm Herculean The Two of Us
4.30pm Henlow Red Wine & Ice Cream
5.30pm Halton Bloody Actors!
Sun 30 Apr
9.30am PARISH NOTICES
9.45am Henlow Three Tables
10.45am Brize Norton Music and Meyhem
1pm FINISH / LUNCH
Further breaking news (copy of an email sent to all RAFTA members on 21 Apr)
The RAFTA One-Act Play Festival 2017 is nearly upon us! This year’s Festival will again be held at The Charles Grace Theatre of The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom (Shrivenham). In a change to recent years, the Festival will be held on the early May bank holiday (vice the late May BH), which falls on Fri 28 April to Sun 30 April 2017.
See the OAPF 2017 Club Invite Letter and OAPF 2017 Entry Form and Attendee Information Capture Form for further details.
Clubs who wish to enter should register their intent with Daryl by 24 Mar 17.
Entry forms for clubs (and hard-copies of scripts to pass to the adjudicator) should be with Daryl/Karrie by 29 Mar.
[For clubs, and for attendees who will not be with a club] Please provide details of your accommodation/catering reqts to Daryl/Karrie by 5 Apr (use the OAPF 2017 Entry Form and Attendee Information Capture Form).
We do not yet know the costs for accommodation, as they depend on the number of rooms that we ask for. Expect single rooms, not en-suite. Expect something like £20-£30 per person per night. We expect to be able to let you know the final details on accommodation costs by 21 Apr (hopefully, before then).
Food will be ‘pay as you go’ (and is excellent quality and value), but we need to give prior notice of expected numbers to help Shriv plan their staff levels. Meals in the mess should be in the £2-£4 bracket.
Club entry remains £30 per play/production.
Individual entry is £12 for RAFTA Members, £16 for non-RAFTA members.
[So what? This differentiation was agreed at AGM 2016; clubs will need to identify who is a RAFTA member and who is not (the RAFTA Membership Sec can help email@example.com)]
Please remember that, even if you do not intend to enter the Festival, you are most welcome to be there for the fun of the weekend!
I hope that you are looking forward to the Festival as much as I am; I hope to see you all there.