TALENTED LINE-UP FOR LIGHTHORNE 2016

Eleven top Amateur Theatre companies will again perform 12 plays over four nights in this year’s fourth Lighthorne Festival of One Act Plays.   Four of this year’s participating groups, including last year’s Lighthorne winners, Abbey Players from Nuneaton, together with Lighthorne Drama Group and newcomers Great Witley Operatic Society from Worcestershire, are former national…

Results 2015

A Nuneaton drama group has won the third Lighthorne Festival of One-Act plays. Abbey Players top-scored with the four-night event’s opening piece – “Recidivists” by Matthew Clift.   The dark comedy, directed by Abbey’s Artistic Director Dave Sedgwick, is set in a grim prison cell inhabited by homophobic prisoner Frank, played by Richard Shields, whose…

Top Theatre Companies Compete in 2015 Lighthorne Festival

Eleven top Amateur Theatre companies will perform 12 plays over four nights as they compete in this year’s third Lighthorne Festival of One Act Plays. It will be staged between June 3 through June 6, 2015, in Lighthorne Village Hall in what has now become an annual event. The Lighthorne Festival, now nationally-recognised and a…

NDFA British All Winners Festival of Plays 2014

Two drama groups have been praised by a judge after winning their way through the Lighthorne Festival to take part in a national competition. Lighthorne Drama Group and Stratford-based Caramba were both singled out by Guild of Drama Adjudicators member Jan Palmer Sayer following the July 2014 contest in the Isle of Man. In a…

Results – Lighthorne Festival of One Act Plays 2014

Following another highly-successful event, The Lighthorne Festival of One-Act Plays will have two entrants in the National Drama Festivals Association’s British Finals in the Isle of Man this July. Lighthorne Drama Group is to compete alongside 2013 Winners Caramba. The LDG entry will be “Tell Me Another Story, Sing Me A Song” by Jean Lenox…

Lighthorne Festival of One-Act Plays 2014

Preparations are well under way for the Lighthorne Festival of One-Act Plays, 2014. Twelve groups will perform a dozen plays over four nights in last year’s hugely-popular format of three plays per night, cafe-style, with supper served in the intervals. Following last year’s inaugural event, we have been accepted as members of the National Drama…

Lighthorne Entrant is Roaring Success at Buxton

The Sudden Impulse production of Waiting For, a home-grown piece written by 19-year-old student Jack West, caught the eye of GoDA adjudicator Mike Kaiser at the inaugural Lighthorne Festival. Mike rated it in the top three, together with the Priory’s Lions and Donkeys by Steve Harper and winners Caramba with Chinamen by Michael Frayn. But…

Lighthorne Festival of One-Act Plays 2014

Preparation has begun for the Lighthorne Festival of One-Act Plays, 2014. We have, during the Summer, been accepted as members of the National Drama Festivals Association and our event is being brought forward to June 5/6/7 next year so that our 2014 winner, if their score is high enough, can go forward to the NDFA…

Chairman’s Message for the Inaugural 2013 Festival

Hello and welcome to laid-back Lighthorne and the Festival where no rules rules, OK? Well, that was the original plan. In the free-wheeling spirit of this village, we wanted a relaxed and friendly event, devoid of petty regulation. But interested groups told us there must be rules so they could see what they were getting…