The Semi-Circle took "Syrinx" by Kate Mosse to FEATS 2016, having first performed it in November 2015 as part of our evening of one-act plays, "True Colours".
The "Syrinx" cast and crew were:
Director: Christine Archer
Cast: Zuzana Cox, Rita Felder, Liz Shaw and Diana Zuger - also Sylvia Bach (musician)
Crew: Susan Aeschbach, Jonathan Apted, Clare Austin, David Cox, Kirsten Gräser, Tibor Gyalog, Berndt Reiss
The FEATS adjudicator described the performers as four very strong experienced actresses. Rita Felder received special mention as an engaging actress. Zuzana Cox was nominated for Best Actress, her opening monologue being described as ‘very powerful’. The adjudicator commented on the lovely live flute playing by Sylvia Bach, and on the impressive quality of her musicianship in singing the closing ‘Lacrimosa’.
The Semi-Circle took "Sure Thing" by David Ives to FEATS Fringe 2016. This was another play which had previously been performed by The Semi-Circle in November 2015 as part of the production called "True Colours".
The "Sure Thing" cast and crew were:
Director: Stephanie Feddern
Cast: Stephanie Feddern and David Laurie
Crew: Susan Aeschbach
their laughter, the audience appreciated the strong performance of
Stephanie and David as they played out the couple who, meeting for the
first time, try to navigate through the maze of wrong things to say and
do until they finally succeed in going out on a date.
Sincere thanks and congratulations to everyone from The Semi-Circle who participated and represented the Club at FEATS 2016!
FEATS (Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies), Luxembourg, June 2014:
The Semi-Circle performed "The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish" and achieved second place overall, as well as receiving nominations for all actors involved.
These achievements in Luxembourg and Isle of Man are a testament to the excellent theatrical standards of our Club.
British All-Winners' Festival, Douglas, Isle of Man, June 2014
amateur theatre groups that have won or have been close runner-up in
regional competitions are invited to perform at the All Winners'
Festival. The Semi-Circle was
invited because of the success of "The Extraordinary Revelations of
Orca the Goldfish" at FEATS 2014. The production won two of the five
awards for one-act plays, including the award for best individual
performance and for technical and backstage work.
Chronology of Semi-Circle Productions performed at National and International Festivals
BAWF – British All Winners Festival