Following a bumper 70th Anniversary year of 25 Play of the Year entries and 149 members attending the Awards Dinner, we now turn our attention to the new season.
Every year I remind you all to read the rules. They tell of entry dates, photocopying, Sidney Hopkin nominations, age limits for the Stephen Godward award etc. I know you have all read them meticulously, but do refresh yourselves and pass them on to directors / administrators responsible for entries. The fee is unchanged at £65.00 per entry.
This year we welcome back Bob Wildgust as our adjudicator, after many years as deputy, back up, adviser etc. As you know he has vast experience of all aspects of the theatre , so I hope you can pick up some tips along the way.
Bob Wildgust has been associated with the promotion of music and drama for over the past forty years involving acting, directing and adjudication throughout the UK. He has acted and directed for all the leading regional groups with productions ranging from French farce to grand opera. His adjudication work has taken him on assignments throughout the whole of the UK including NANDA's Play of the Year and Youth Competitions.
He has also served as a member of the Board of the Nottingham Playhouse and is currently involved in recording audio books for Calibre, the national charity for the poorly sighted and disabled with over forty books now recorded.
The Dinner and Awards night is booked at the Crown Plaza, Wollaton Street, Nottingham again for Friday 21st June 2019.
Please put this date in your diary.
SO 1. Please read the rules, marking criteria etc to make sure you are up to date.
2. Send your entry form in at least 4 weeks before the start of your production.
3. Use the latest entry form (£65.00)
4. Remember, no photocopies.
5. Send any Sidney Hopkin nominations in with your entry.
6. Give names of all under 19 at the start of your run, on the entry form.
If you intend to enter a September production please phone or email with the dates as soon as soon as you get this letter, as 4 weeks notice may not be possible.
Remember to send all your production dates to Mike Stewart and Howard Whitehurst for Calendar entries on the website and facebook.
I am looking forward to hearing from many of you again, and to an entertaining and interesting season of plays.
Please ring or email if you have any queries or need more information.
Play of the Year Co-ordinator.
Based in the East Midlands, UK, this voluntary association
of amateur dramatic societies exists to promote all aspects
of theatre arts, to foster progressive standards and
to provide a basis for mutual assistance, with involvement and members in
Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire as well as Nottinghamshire.
We have been operating in Nottingham for over 50 years.
We run festivals and workshops, and
maintain a calendar of members productions and other activities.
If you are interested in Amateur Theatre and
would like to act, paint scenery or play with lights and sound effects
then have a look at some of our
see which groups are near you and look in the
Go along to have a look at what they do.
Tell them you found them in Nanda