A Successful Theatre Festival Tour in 2022
Tuesday 12th April 2022
This year we entered three plays at the prestigious Welwyn Youth Drama Festival:
- Scaramouche Jones by Justin Butcher (senior category entry)
- Brook for Nothing by Paul Adam Levy (senior category)
- Life is Like a Box of Chocolates by Ruth Burt (junior category)
Brook for Nothing and Life is Like a Box of Chocolates are both Limitless Academy original plays.
We saw fantastic success again at the Welwyn Drama Festival with Brook for Nothing winning first prize for best senior play and Scaramouche Jones coming third. Scaramouche Jones also won the Technical Award.
Limitless Academy also saw success at our last visit to the Welwyn festival in 2020, where we finished 1st with Private Peaceful and 2nd with Unlucky For Some in the senior category. Both plays also won a number of acting awards that year.
The casts of all three of our plays are made up of new and long term students at our academy who take a range of youth drama classes from drama to musical theatre as well as screen acting.
Other festival successes
For the first time we also entered our youth entries into adult festivals and took Brook For Nothing to Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre and Totten Festival of Drama.
The cast did a fantastic job of competing against adult groups and we came second at Waltham Forest Festival, won best original play, and won a best supporting actress award. Totten Festival of Drama allows semi professional entries yet we still managed to come third overall on points while also winning a best youth actor award.
All Winners Festival
As Brook For Nothing won the Welwyn Drama Festival it qualifies for the British All Winners Festival in July 2022 where it will compete against other 2022 youth festivals winners in the UK. Our production of Private Peaceful won the British All Winners Festival in 2020.
2022 FESTIVAL AWARDS
Welwyn Drama Festival:
- 1st Youth Committee Cup - Brook for Nothing by Paul Adam Levy - Directed by Peter Heppelthwaite
- 3rd Annand Cup - Scaramouche Jones by Justin Butcher
- Technical Award Ball England Cup - Scaramouche Jones
- Medal for Individual Excellence - Theo Brignall (Brook For Nothing) for the most demanding acting workload.
Waltham Forest Festival of Drama:
- Festival Award for Second Team - Brook For Nothing
- The Vi Gostling New Writing Award - Brook For Nothing (Paul Adam Levy)
- Best Supporting Performance - Roisin Oshea (Brook For Nothing)
Totten Festival of Drama:
- Best Youth Actor - Will Muir