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2020 COMPETITION OPEN FOR ENTRIES UNTIL 30.11.2019

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Speech & Drama

Are you a budding actor or do you enjoy speaking beautiful poetry and entertaining prose? Perhaps you fancy yourself as the next Marcel Marceau? Whatever your skill there is a class for you in this Section. Perform a monologue or join with others to offer a duologue or even a short play. There are opportunities to present improvised work or to perform your own original verse. NEW this year are classes for Devised Physical Theatre.

The Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals are always hotly contested, and offer a wonderful showcase for the best of best.


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Classes


4000 Reading Prose at Sight (School Year 6 and Under)

1 Lacey Ellen Pass 2 Scarlett Maya Williams

4004 Reading Prose at Sight (School Years 7, 8 & 9)

1 Yashika Sathish 3 Rose Stac

4016 Speech (Age 4 Years and Under)
Award: CRAIGLYNNE TROPHY

1 Teddie Hand
2 Vinnie Pharo
3 Lottie Drinkwater
4 Rita Young
5 Ellie O’Connor

4020 Speech (School Years 1 & 2)
Set piece: 'Mice' by Rose Fyleman From: Read Me MacMillan Children's Books

1 Florence Applegate
2 Henry French
3 Grace Turner
4 Noah Lovis
5 Orla Fermor
6 Natalie Little
7 Frederica Sheppard
8 Eryk Leport
9 Sebastian Serrano
10 Freya Jordan
11 Sophia Robson
12 Ella Jordan

4024 Speech (School Years 3 & 4)
Set piece: 'Dragon' by Jean Kenward From: Read Me MacMillan Children's Books

1 Eloise Tryphonos-Connor 4 Eden Cahill
2 Edward Marsden 5 Lacey Ellen Pass
3 Mollie Bune 6 Rashmika Sathish

4028 Speech (School Years 5 & 6)
Set piece: 'The Woman of Water' by Adrian Mitchell From: The Oxford Book of Children's Poetry Oxford University Press
Award: Bosworth Cup

1 Jessica Turner
2 Grace Tewkesbury
3 Casper Cahill
4 Maia Jenkin
5 Edie Stacy
6 Harvey Simmons
7 Daisy Watson
8 Eden Rose Johnson
9 Elizabeth Williams

4032 Speech (School Years 7 & 8)
Set piece: 'The Seven Ages of a Leaf' by Julia Rawlinson From: A First Poetry Book Pie Corbett and Gaby Morgan MacMillan Children's Books
Award: Ernest Hills Memorial Cup

1 Oscar Little
2 Lydia Williams y
3 Poppy-May Murfin
4 Yashika Sathish
5 Bethany Lloyd
6 Rose Stacy
7 Jonathan Badrock

4040 Speech Share-a-Poem 2 persons (Any age) 2.5 mins
Award: Robert Cleland Challenge Cup

1 Emilia Goldsmith and Kit Chitty Williams
2 Rashmika Sathish, Yashika Sathish
3 Rose Stacy, Edie Stacy
4 Poppy-May Murfin, Molly-Ann Murfin
5 Evie Dawes, Salma Salkind

4038 Speech Sonnet (Any Age)

1 Rose Stacy
2 Florence Crowson
3 Poppy-May Murfin

4048 Speech Prose Speaking (School Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) 2 mins

Set Piece: 'An extract from any book by Cressida Cowell'

1 Edward Marsden
2 Maia Jenkin

4052 Speech Prose Speaking (School Years 7 & 8) 2.5 mins
Award: CHRISTINE LEWIS CUP

Set Piece: 'An extract from any book by Anne Fine'

1 Poppy-May Murfin

4058 Speech Prose Speaking (Age 16 and Under 19) 3 mins

1 Maddie Underhill
2 Gabriella Turner-Atallah
3 Chloe Heyes 


4065 Speech Humorous Verse (School Year 2 and Under) 2 mins
Award: RALPH CUP


1 Charles Prior

12:30 - Lunch

4068 Speech Humorous Verse (School Years 3 & 4) 2 mins
Award: ELITE TROPHY A Presented by: JANET SLACKE

1 Rashmika Sathish
2 Willemina Hinton
3 Eloise Tryphonos-Connor
4 Francesca Barrett
5 Lacey Ellen Pass
6 Scarlett Maya Williams
7 Edward Marsden

4072 Speech Humorous Verse (School Years 5 & 6) 2 mins
Award: ELITE TROPHY B Presented by: JANET SLACKE

1 Lila Reah
2 Casper Cahill
3 Maia Jenkin
4 Solomon Lemmens
5 Harvey Simmons
6 Eden Rose Johnson

4084 Speech Humorous Verse (School Years 7 & 8) 2.5 mins
Award: VAL JONES MEMORIAL CUP Presented by: BAS JONES AND EMMA NORTHEN

1 Brooke Craddock
2 Otto James-Bell
3 Yashika Sathish
4 Oscar Little
5 Poppy-May Murfin
6 Lucy Syrett
7 Lydia Williams
8 Ella-Rae Frear
9 Molly Witcomb
10 Lilirose Hancock


4092 Speech Humorous Verse (School Years 9, 10 & 11) 2.5 mins
Award: DI DAVIDSON MEMORIAL CUP

1 Harry Seymour

4096 Speech Humorous Verse or Prose (Age 16 and Under 19) 3 mins
Award: ADELE CUP

1 Florence Crowson


4116 Dramatic Monologue (School Year 6 and Under) 3 mins
Award: THE LEO CUP

1 Maia Jenkin
2 Aiden Alghali
3 Rashmika Sathish
4 David Pralea
5 Francesca Barretl
6 Jenna Mead
7 Melanie Clancy
8 Harry Gentry
9 Lily Van Wyk
10 Edward Marsden
11 Esme Perrin
12 Lilia Cockerill
13 Scarlett Maya Williams


4120 Dramatic Monologue (School Years 7 & 8) 5 mins
Award: VAL ATKINSON MEMORIAL TROPHY Presented by: TIM AND JUDY ATKINSON

1 Elizabeth Mgutshini
2 Thomas Fisher
3 Ella-Rae Frear
4 Lucy Syrett
5 Patrick Ostle
6 Brooke Craddock
7 Beatrix Pepper
8 Poppy-May Murfin
9 Oscar Little

10. Jenna Mead

4124 Dramatic Monologue (School Years 9, 10 & 11) 5 mins
Award: RUDE MECHANICALS TROPHY

1 Phoebe Reed
2 Ava James-Bell
3 Alfie Saunters
4 Aaron Adams
5 Ocean Minogue
6 Harry Seymour

4128 Dramatic Monologue (Age 16 and Under 19) 5 mins

1 Florence Crowson

4132 Dramatic Monologue - Shakespeare (School Years 7 & 8) 5 mins
Award: SHAKESPEARE TROPHY Presented by: SILVIA CAVALIER

1 Lilirose Hancock

4136 Dramatic Monologue - Shakespeare (School Years 9, 10 & 11) 5 mins
Award: BARD'S CHALLENGE CUP Presented by: LIZ O'ROURKE

1 Ocean Minogue
2 Harry Seymour
3 Ava James-Bell

4138 Dramatic Monologue - Shakespeare (Age 16 and Under 19) 5 mins

1 Florence Crowson

4140 Dramatic Monologue - Shakespeare (Age 19 and Over) 5 mins
Award: ANNELIESE DANN CHALLENGE TROPHY Presented by: MICHAEL & AUDREY DANN

1 Niamh Meston

4148 Speech Original Verse (School Year 6 and Under) 2 mins
Award: CHALLENGE SHIELD Presented by: PHILIP THRUPP

1 Maia Jenkin
2 Edward Marsden

4152 Speech Original Verse (School Years 7 & 8) 3 mins
Award: JOSEPHINE AUSTIN CUP

1 Otto James-Bell

4148 Speech Original Verse (School Year 6 and Under)

Award: CHALLENGE SHIEL
Presented by: PHILIP THRUPP
Fee £7.50
Year 6 and under
Up to 2 minutes
Own Choice: As written and spoken or read.

4152 Speech Original Verse (School Years 7, 8 & 9)

Award: JOSEPHINE AUSTIN CUP
Fee £7.50
Year 7 to Year 9
Up to 3 minutes
Own Choice: As written and spoken or read.

4154 Speech Original Verse (School Years 10 & 11)

Fee £7.50
Year 10 to Year 11
Up to 3 minutes
Own Choice: As written and spoken or read.

4156 Speech Original Verse (Age 16 and Under 19)

Award: BRIDGET MOSE MEMORIAL CUP
Presented by: MRS MOLLIE MOSE
Fee £7.50
Age between 16 and 18
Up to 3 minutes
Own Choice: As written and spoken or read.

4158 Speech Original Verse (Age 19 and Over)

Fee £10.00
19 and older
Up to 4 minutes
Own Choice: As written and spoken or read.


4160 Speech Bronze Medal (Age 11 and Under 15)
Set piece: 'The Way Through the Woods' by Rudyard Kipling From: The Oxford Book of Children's Poetry Oxford University Press
Award: BRONZE MEDAL

1 Poppy-May Murfin 2 Oscar Little


4164 Speech Silver Medal (Age 15 and Under 19)
Set piece: a) 'Snow and Snow' by Ted Hughes From: Carol Ann Duffy 101 Poems for Children b) Own contrasting choice of verse: not to exceed 3 minutes
Award: SILVER MEDAL

1 Florence Crowson
2 Rose Stacy


4180 Dramatic Duologue (School Year 6 and Under) 4 mins
Award: HASTINGS STAGE STUDIO TROPHY

1 Matilda Brownbill,  Isla McKechnie
2 Olive Dickie,  Maggie McKechnie
3 Anna Campbell,  George Campbell
4  Jessamy Read,  Elizabeth Abrahim 
5   Aiden Alghali,  David Pralea 
6  Alexis Hill, Emily Edwards
7 Amelia Osmond,  Molly Collins 
8  Elsie Leyser-Robertson, Kitty Dauncey
9 Jessica Garland, Matilda Baker 
10  Emilia Goldsmith, Kit Chitty Williams
11, Hannah Earnshaw, Amelie Roache  
12  Scarlett Maya Williams , Olivia Greenfield

4188 Dramatic Duologue (School Years 9,10 & 11) 5 mins

1 Aaron Adams Alfie Saunters
2 Oscar Little, Salma Salkind

17:30 Tea
Evening

4184 Dramatic Duologue (School Years 7 & 8) 4 mins
Award: McCORMACK MEMORIAL CUP Presented by: MRS McCORMACK

1 Rose Stacy, Edie Stacy
2 Margot Biffin, Alice Powell
3 Bethany Lloyd, Lydia Williams
4 Anastasija Saklunova,  Elizabeth Simou
5 Elizabeth Mgutshini, Beatrix Pepper
6 Archie Brunt,  Eli Douglas -Bannister
7 Gilda Hannam,  Megan Mellish

8. Eleanor Wynn, Henry Smalldon

9. Jenna Mead, Harry Gentry

No entries


4205 Improvisation Duologues (School Year 6 and Under) 3 mins

1 Amelie Roache & Jessamy Read
2 Elizabeth Abrahim & Harry Gentry

4206 Improvisation Duologues (School Years 7 & 8) 4 mins

1 Charlie Willard, Alfie Saunters
2 Eleanor Wynn & Margot Biffin


4208 Devised Performance/Improvisation Group (School Year 11 and Under) 10 mins
Award: HILARY CLULOW TROPHY

1 Alice Powell, Henry Smalldon, Loreli Biffin, Matilda Baker, Hannah Earnshaw, Margot Biffin
2 Silver Lee Stage School A
3 Amelie Roache, Anastasija Saklunova, Eleanor Wynn, Elizabeth Abrahim, Harry Gentry, Jessamy Read
4 SilverLee Stage School B


No entries


4252 Mime Solo (School Year 6 and Under) 3 mins
Award: PIERROT & COLUMBINE GOBLET Presented by DOREEN CLELAND & PATRICIA & ADRIAN BARNETT

1 Edward Marsden 2 Edie Stacy

4262 Mime Solo (Any Age) 4 mins

1 Edie Stacy

4268 Mime Duologue (School Years 7 & 8) 5 mins
Award: URQUHART GOBLETS

1 Rose Stacy, Edie Stacy

4272 Mime Duologue (Any Age) 5 mins

1 Lila Reah, Ella-Rae Frear
2 Lola Catt, Brooke Craddock
3 Emilie Trimby & Molly Witcomb

Adjudicators

Vivienne Cunningham LGSM

Vivienne trained with John Holgate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has taught speech and drama, public speaking and performance techniques to all ages both privately and in schools and colleges. Many of her pupils have achieved success in theatre, television and the film industry. She worked for many years as Head of Drama at Thorpe Hall School where the drama department established a strong reputation, winning numerous awards nationally and staging ambitious productions in the School’s state of the art theatre. Vivienne was an examiner for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama but particularly enjoys adjudicating. Having competed in festivals from the age of four, she now takes delight in encouraging students to share their work with an audience and experience the joy of performance. She is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals. Vivienne loves to write plays and poetry and then watch them come alive on stage. She has written her first novel which is due for publications this year.