Report of the Headley Theatre Club's triumph at the Alton May Arts Week drama festival, May 1985

L to R: Kneeling on stage – Nick Webb, John Owen Smith, Nick Marsh, Pru Harrold, friend of Kirstey;
Standing at front – Kirstey Strickland, Phyl Brewster, Melanie Stowe.

Honours for Headley

Headley Theatre Club carried off the honours in the Alton May Arts Week drama festival with a powerful performance of David Campton's 'Little Brother, Little Sister.'

It was the last of the five plays in the competition, which was staged over two nights at the Assembly Rooms, and it made a big impression on adjudicator Elizabeth Wilson.

She described the winning production as the most difficult play in the festival and praised the performances of Phyl Brewster as Cook and Melanie Stowe and Kirstey Strickland as Sir and Madam, orphans of a nuclear holocaust.

Producer Nick Marsh, who admitted it had been a very challenging choice, shared his triumph with the whole Headley team as he collected firstly the Norman Hall Shield for the best play and then the Whitehill Trophy for back-stage work. The latter was judged by festival stage manager Geoffrey Russell.

The two awards were presented by Mr Barry Hopcraft, the chairman of the leisure services committee of East Hampshire District Counci1, who were among the sponsors of the May Arts Week.

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