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October 12 2020, News The Phoebe Rees

Barnstormers – winners of the Phoebe Rees Trophy in 2019

Excitement is growing as we head towards the Phoebe Rees Awards evening on Friday! The Phoebe Rees is a year-round full-length play competition which is open to any SFD affiliated drama group. Productions are judged by one of a panel of visiting adjudicators, and the group receives a full written adjudication, usually within a week or two of the performance. Although this year’s season came to an abrupt halt when Covid sent us all into lockdown in March, there will be a ‘virtual’ Presentation Evening to celebrate the dozen plays which we did manage to adjudicate beforehand in March.

The presentation will be broadcast/posted on the SFD’s Facebook page at 7.30pm on Friday 16th October. It is available for everyone to watch and we hope you will encourage all members of your societies to join us for the evening’s fun.

Here is what you have to do:

  • Go to the Somerset Fellowship of Drama Facebook Page
  • If you are not already a member of the group, sign up to join the group as a soon as possible
  • Membership is completely free and we do not share your details with anyone.
  • You can leave at any time but we hope you will stay to keep up with all our activities.
  • Link in at 7.30pm on Friday 16 October
  • Enjoy the presentation!

This presentation follows in the footsteps of previous online presentations for other SFD competitions disrupted by restrictions caused by the coronavirus. They were hugely successful and hundreds of people tuned in. While it is not the same as being there, you will have the thrill of learning about all the shows, the nominations and, of course, the winners. You will hear from the moderator and adjudicator and you will get the chance to see photos of the other performances. Why not host a Zoom party so your society members can enjoy the fun together? You can even dress up in your glad rags and pour yourself a nice glass of wine to sip as you watch the show. Keep the champagne on ice just in case you’re lucky enough to win! It’s not quite the same as being there, but it’s the next best thing.