• Department award Outstanding Progress in English Literature 2008

  • Department award | Contributions to Enrichment Studies 2006

  • 'Best Performance by an-Under 21' | Phoebe Rees Awards | 2005 | Lucy Lime in Eclipse, written by Simon Armitage.

  • 'Best Performance by an Under-16' | Cinderella Trophy Awards 2005

  • 'Star of the Future' | with Roadwater Pl ayers 2005 | Bradford trophy | Calamity Jane in Panto at the OK Corral, written by Geoff Best.

Simon Armitage's Eclipse

“We learn that they are being questioned over the disappearance of Lucy Lime, a self proclaimed ‘walking universe’, who went missing seven years ago after meeting with the five during a strange cliff-side ritual to herald the arrival of a total solar eclipse. What follows is a strange tale which winds delicately between traditional schoolyard tribulations and bizarre occultism, violence and drug abuse, a juicy text for any young company to attempt. Prose often breaks into a canter of intricate and playful rhyme.”


Cinderella Awards | 2005 | Somerset Fellowship of Drama

The Roadwater P layers remember the award ceremony of Saturday 21 May

  "Major awards were presented by Trevor Peacock, who plays Jim "no, no, no, yes" Trott in the BBC's Vicar of Dibley. Representatives from 22 of the 23 societies who participated were present - they came from as far afield as Minehead and Frome."

Click here to read the BBC article about the Cinderella Awards 2005.


Merry Wives of Windsor

A public service announcement from Sefton;

"I expect everyone has heard by now about the tragic weather that accompanied our “Summer” tour with Sefton’s Shakespeare. Sadly we had to abandon the final performance after page 8 by which time the audience and cast (except Mo who was poised with feather duster aloft ready to leap into action ), by that time a sorry sight, fled the stage. One or two stalwart supporters remained in their seats under umbrellas hoping for a break in the clouds but most packed their thermos flasks and trudged off home. We are really sorry that it ended in that way but we had braved the elements earlier in the week and had performed the show successfully if somewhat damply at Sampford Brett and Huish Barton, and on a lovely sunny evening at Fyne Court. The next two performances were forced indoors but were nevertheless well received by the audiences. In spite of everything it was a very enjoyable and funny production with some wonderful performances – a super cast! We had a lot of fun – thank you."

Despite the tragic weather the show was a success in that we made a small a mount of money, and those involved with the production enjoyed themselves. As usual there are things to be learnt from these shows and I can assure you they will be! Unfortunately the Phoebe Rees awards will not be graced with our presence since the adjudicator and the moderator both came to the last night which was a wash out!!


2008 The Owl and the Pussycat | originally written by Edward Lear




The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea

   In a beautiful pea-green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money,

   Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,

   And sang to a small guitar,

"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,

    What a beautiful Pussy you are,

         You are,

         You are!

What a beautiful Pussy you are!"



Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!

   How charmingly sweet you sing!

O let us be married! too long we have tarried:

   But what shall we do for a ring?"

They sailed away, for a year and a day,

   To the land where the Bong-Tree grows

And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood

   With a ring at the end of his nose,

             His nose,

             His nose,

   With a ring at the end of his nose.



"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling

   Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."

So they took it away, and were married next day

   By the Turkey who lives on the hill.

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,

   Which they ate with a runcible spoon;

And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,

   They danced by the light of the moon,

             The moon,

             The moon,

They danced by the light of the moon.

Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983) from Poetry Foundation.