ODN Drama Festival 2016 - Awards.

The "David Coates - Punter's prize award" (chosen by our Season Ticket holders) went to -


The results of the ODN Playwriting Competitons were announced at the opening night of the ODN Drama Festival, this year we had 7 entries and the winning plays were:-            .

The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca - The Thame Players, The Players Theatre

6 September 2016 - 7:45pm - 10 September 2016 - 7:45pm

Thame Players present an amateur production of this new translation written by David Hare; The House of Bernarda Alba is one of Federico Garcia Lorca’s greatest plays, a tale of love and loathing set in rural Spain.

The Darling Buds of May

8 September 2016 - 7:30pm - 9 September 2016 - 7:30pm

Abdabs Community Theatre present The Darling Buds of May. 

A Cavalcade of Fools by Andrew Barsby - Oxford Theatre Guild - Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford

28 September 2016 - 7:30pm - 1 October 2016 - 7:30pm

A bitter-sweet romantic comedy, set in the little world of amateur theatre     Maggie, the director of an amateur theatrical company, holds the hands of some distinctly mixed actors as they stumble through rehearsals for a new production.

Comic Potential by Alan Ayckbourn - Henley Players - Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

12 October 2016 - 7:30pm - 15 October 2016 - 7:30pm

A romantic sci-fi comedy, set in a TV studio in the foreseeable future, when low-cost androids (known as "actoids") have largely replaced actors!

“A Foot in the Door” by Richard Harris - Woodcote Amatuer Dramatic Society

13 October 2016 - 7:45pm - 15 October 2016 - 7:45pm

This extremely funny comedy sees May Archer, an elderly widow, entertaining in her London semi - The first guest to arrive is Warren, a fledgling wardrobe salesman, following by Desmond, a home security expert.  Next on the scene are Stan and Angela, keen to measure up May’s bedroom for decoration and then the pneumatic Jilly arrives with her electric keyboard.

"Festen" - Oxford Theatre Guild - Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road, Oxford

18 October 2016 - 7:30pm - 22 October 2016 - 7:30pm

"I've written two speeches, Dad. You get to choose which one."
It is the eve of Helge's 60th birthday. His wife, daughter and two sons have gathered to celebrate with him at their family-owned hotel.

THE TEMPEST - SINODUN PLAYERS - Wallingford Corn Exchange

19 October 2016 - 7:45pm - 22 October 2016 - 7:45pm

Sinodun Players present a radical new approach to Shakespeare’s final and, arguably, greatest masterpiece.

Barnum - Abingdon Operatic Society

25 October 2016 - 7:30pm - 29 October 2016 - 7:30pm

Barnum tells the story of the Prince of Humbug, Phineas Taylor Barnum. Over the objections of his wife, Charity, Barnum attempts to create a show in which the main attractions are figments of his own talent for promotion.

'Bothered and Bewildered' by Gail Young - Witney Dramatic Society - The Methodist Church, Witney

27 October 2016 - 7:30pm - 29 October 2016 - 7:30pm

A comic drama that follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as they begin a long journey in which the girls lose their mum in spirit but not in body. As her family struggle to come to terms with her Alzheimer's, Irene's past passion for romantic fiction blurs with reality.

WSMC Concert - Sounds of the 1980s

11 November 2016 - 7:30pm - 19 November 2016 - 10:00pm

WSMC are back with their latest concert. Join us as we take you back in time to enjoy the music of the 1980s. It was a decade where music was Gold and we hope after the evening's entertainment that you'll be Walking on Sunshine.

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