Charity No: 260045

A Penny For Them

8th & 9th March and 3rd May at Pateley Playhouse

15th March at the Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough, in the Nidderdale & District Drama Festival.

5th May at the Washington Arts Theatre, Washington, Tyne and Wear in the All England Theatre Festival Semi-Final.


Written and Directed by Keith Burton


A Review of the play can be found by clicking here.


Pateley playwright, Keith Burton's latest one act play gained first place in the Nidderdale & District Drama Festival.  The play was performed by the Pateley Bridge Dramatic Society's senior team and won the Eva Houseman Trophy for Best Play against fierce competition.


Keith Burton receives the Eva Houseman Trophy from Sue Hickson, NDDA President


The play went on to compete in the semi-final of the All-England Theatre Festival by winning the Ripon and Pateley Bridge RDC Challenge Trophy.


Sue Hickson presents the Ripon & Pateley Bridge RDC Challenge Trophy to cast members

Michael Thorne, Brad Pollard & Tim Wilkinson 



In addition, Jenny MacNair was awarded the Alan Lyons Cup for Best Actress.


Ruth Dodsworth receives the Alan Lyons Cup for Best Actress on behalf of Jenny MacNair



And further recognition was gained by Brad Pollard who was awarded the David Crumpton Memorial Cup Adjudicator's Discretionary Award.


Adjudicator Chris Baglin shares a joke with Brad Pollard as Sue Hickson presents the David Crumpton Memorial Cup 



As well as the above there were nominations for awards as follows:

Best Stage Decor, Artistic Originality, Michael Thorne and Brad Pollard for Best Actor and Heather Appleton for Best Actress.


The team went forward to the semi-final in Washington, Tyne and Wear, on the 4th and 5th May.  Many congratulations to all involved.


The winning team


A scene from A Penny For Them

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