BYT Experimental Theatre Group

Creating original shows through improvisation workshops for over 43 years

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B.Y.T. Experimental Theatre Group   BYT EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE GROUP

                                        PRESENTS:

ACTATHON

             A 12 Hour continuous improvisation

From 9AM to 9PM a small group of intrepid, crazy performers will attempt to go on and on acting, moving and crying with exhaustion determined to complete a twelve hour marathon performance.

This event is a fundraising effort by the company and people are asked to sponsor the show at ‘so much per hour’ or as a ‘lump sum’. Every little will help BYT go into its 45th Year.

Watching audience are welcome anytime.

£4 a ticket (£3 concessions) will allow access any part of the day.

Sunday 10th July 2016 9am-9pm at Castelnau Community Centre,

Stillingfleet Road, Barnes, SW13 9AQ

Just turn up or call Director Ed Cottrell: 07976718142

 

BYT is supported by: Paul Hamlyn Foundation, London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames,

B.Y.T. Experimental Theatre GroupBarnes Community Association, Civic Pride, Barnes Workhouse Fund, ARTS Richmond and Councillor Meena Bond

 

 

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December Show

THE SPIDER AND THE FLY

A COMPLETELY IMPROVISED SKETCH SHOW IN WHICH BYT ATTEMPTS TO ENSNARE THE INTEREST AND LURE THE AUDIENCE INTO A SERIES OF TRIPS ACROSS THE CONCEPT OF ENTRAPMENTS AS THE SPIDER ENTICES THE FLY INTO ITS WEB.

The show will be instantly created as a result of audience suggestions or from processes developed in improvisation workshops. There will be props chosen by the audience to stimulate scenes, as well as totally free pieces. Music will also be used to help a scene.

The SPIDER AND THE FLY will be BYT’s 131st show under Director Ed Cottrell. The group has represented the UK TWICE at the CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE and created 3 commissions for the ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS KEW.

 

THE SPIDER AND THE FLY at the CASTELNAU COMMUNITY CENTRE,

7 STILLINGFLEET ROAD, BARNES, SW13 9AQ

On MONDAY 28TH AND TUESDAY 29TH DECEMBER 2015 at 8PM

TICKETS: £6.00 (£5.00 concessions) available from Ed Cottrell 07976718142

Or on the door.





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New Show

 

Try Up And Under

 

 A COMPLETELY IMPROVISED SKETCH SHOW specially produced for Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival related to the Rugby World Cup 2015.

 

 BYT’s 7 performers will create 12 sketches out of the air. Each piece will be inspired by word or phrase from the audience for a workshop process that is BYT’s trademark.

 The show will concentrate on humour but other ideas may become absurd, bizarre or even serious. The company will consist of 4 women and 3 men. Experience ranges from 40 years to 6 months but each is capable of creative leadership and qualitative cooperation. There are no stars in BYT, only dedicated contributors to the group.

BYT has created over 130 original improvised shows from workshops. BYT has represented the UK twice at the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre and created 3 commissions for Royal Botanical Gardens Kew.

 

Try Up and Under is an instant original improvised sketch show inspired by audience ideas or anything thrown at the cast

 At: Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

 On: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October 2015 at 7:45pm

 Tickets: £10 or £8 concessions

 From: Orleans House Gallery 020 8831 6000 or www.richmond.gov.uk/richmondbookings

 Or from Director Ed Cottrell: 07976 718 142 or on the door

BYT are supported by: Counsellor Rita Palmer, Civic Pride, Barnes Workhouse Fund, ARTS Richmond, BCA, LB Richmond Upon Thames, Paul Hamlyn Foundation. |Honorary Members:  Joan Salmon, Counsellor Meena Bond.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO PAUL GEAR WHO WON A RICHMOND COMMUNITY AWARD FOR COUNTLESS YEARS HELPING OUT WITH SET DESIGN AND PRODUCTION AT BYT


http://richmond.gov.uk/home/council/news/press_office/campaigns_and_events/community_awards/rca_2015_winners.htm#2015winners

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ANNOUNCING A MARATHON OF PERFORMANCE


THE ACTATHON


A TWELVE HOUR CONTINUOUS IMPROVISATION A BATTLE BETWEEN CREATIVITY AND TIME


TWELVE BYT PERFORMERS WILL ATTEMPT TO CREATE A CONTINUOUS IMPROVISATION IN THE FORM OF SKETCHES THAT RUN ONE INTO ANOTHER OVER A PERIOD OF TWELVE HOURS. THIS EVENT WILL BE A CHALLENGE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS BUT ALSO A CHANCE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE COMPANY AS SPONSORS, AT SO MUCH PER HOUR, ARE FOUND.


BYT HAS CREATED OVER 130 SHOWS IN IMPROVISATION ON SUCH ISSUES AS PEOPLE TRAFFICKING, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND THE NEWS OF THE WORLD SCANDAL. THE GROUP HAS TWICE REPRESENTED THE UK AT THE CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE, AND CREATED THREE COMMISSIONS FOR THE ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS KEW.


THE ACTATHON – 9AM-9PM SUNDAY 28TH JUNE 2015

AT CASTELNAU COMMUNITY CENTRE

7 STILLINGFLEET ROAD, BARNES, SW13 9AQ


PLEASE SUPPORT OUR INTREPID PERFORMERS ADMISSION FOR ALL OR PART OF THE DAY IS ONLY £4. REFRESHMENTS ON HAND.

HELP BYT SURVIVE!





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SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW

GOLDEN MOMENTS OF SPONTANEOUS CREATIVITY

ORIGINAL SKETCHES AND MUSIC IMPROVISED IN AN INSTANT FROM AUDIENCE SUGGESTION OR RANDOM SELECTION OF PRINCIPLES OR PROPS.

BYT’S 130TH SHOW WILL PRESENT A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF PERFORMERS FROM DIFFERENT NATIONS COLLECTIVELY CREATING A FLOW OF ENTERTAINMENT FROM THE SAD AND SERIOUS TO THE LUDICROUSLY COMIC AND BIZARRE. AN EXPERIMENT IN ALL ASPECTS THERE WILL BE ORIGINAL MUSIC AND DANCE TO ADD TO THE VARIETY AND ENJOYMENT.

BYT IS A WORKSHOP COMPANY THAT EXPERIMENTS WITH VARIATIONS OF IMPROVISATION AND MOVEMENT AND DEVELOPS SKILLS IN VOICE-WORK AND PHYSICALITY. THE GROUP HAS PERFORMED AROUND BRITAIN AND TWICE REPRESENTED THE UK AT THE CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE.

MEMBERS CAN BEGIN WITH NO EXPERIENCE AND END UP IN A SHOW WITHIN WEEKS. ANYONE OVER 16 IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE ONCE OR REGULARLY. JUST TURN UP TO CASTELNAU COMMUNITY CENTRE, STILLINGFLEET ROAD, LONDON, SW13 9AQ. OR CALL DIRECTOR ED COTTRELL: 07976718142. 

SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 9TH, 10TH, 11TH APRIL AT8PM

AT CASTELNAU COMMUNITY CENTRE, BARNES, SW13, 9AQ

TICKETS: £6, (£5 CONCESSIONS) - FROM THE DIRECTOR: 07976718142

OR ON THE DOOR.



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B.Y.T. Experimental Theatre Group                                                                                                                                       BYT

                                                                                                                           EXPERIMENTAL

                                                                                                                               THEATRE

                                                                                                                               GROUP                                   

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

FREEZE!

 

A NEW ORIGINAL IMPROVISED ENTERTAINMENT CREATED BY THE COMPANY.

FOR THE 121ST TIME, BYT HAS MADE AN EXCLUSIVE PIECE OF THEATRE AS A RESULT OF WORKSHOPS IN IMPROVISATION.

FREEZE IS A SKETCH SHOW WITH SOME ORIGINAL MUSIC AND A CAST OF NEW AND OLD MEMBERS OF THE GROUP. EACH PERFORMANCE WILL BE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AS THE WORK WILL BE DEVISED ON THE SPOT. SOME PIECES WILL BE BASED ON WORKSHOP EXERCISES AND OTHERS ON SUGGESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE. THERE WILL BE COMIC MOMENTS, SERIOUSNESS AND ABSURDITY, BUT IT WILL BE A DEFIANTLY EXPERIMENTAL ENTERTAINMENT.

ON: THURSDAY 10TH, FRIDAY 11TH & SATURDAY 12TH APRIL 2014

AT: 8PM

IN: CASTELNAU COMMUNITY CENTRE, 7 STILLINGFLEET ROAD, BARNES, SW13 9AQ

TICKETS: £5.00, or £4.00 (concessions), from Director Ed Cottrell on 07976718142 or on the door.

 

BYT is supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Barnes Workhouse Fund, Barnes Community Association, The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Arts Richmond.

Beyond Theatre c/o: 45 Killyon Road, London, SW8 2XS, Ed Cottrell (Director): 07976718142, Haris Shah (Secretary): 07725914454, email: byt@hotmail.co.uk, website: www.bytetg.webs.com                                            

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                                                                       THE SHOW

 

BYT opens its FORTY THIRD YEAR with an IMPROVISED CABARET OF SKETCHES & MUSIC

 

This company will feature an eclectic mix of British and overseas performers, some with years of experience and others in their first show.

 

THE SHOW will illustrate various forms of IMPROVISATION developed by Director Ed Cottrell.

 

In addition a single word or phrase from the audience will be used as the stimulus for an instant piece of work. Original and creative the show will veer towards the humorous but nonetheless show how seriously the performers view their task.

 

BYT has performed a Edinburgh, the Royal Court Barbican and in France. The group has twice represented the UK at the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, created 3 commissions for Kew Gardens and toured over 50 venues in the UK and abroad. Out of over 400 participants in 42 years, 100 have gone onto teaching and representatives of 36 Nations have taken part.

 

 

THE SHOW is on at 8PM: Thursday 19th and Friday 20st December 2013

 at Castelnau Community Centre, 7 Stillingfleet Road, Barnes, SW13 9AQ

Tickets: £5 or £4 concessions from Ed Cottrell 07976718142, or on the door.

 

 

 

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ONCE AGAIN W'RE FUNDRAISING.

THE £2780 PER ANNUM RENT WENT UP IN SEPTEMBER, SO WE'VE APPLIED FOR GRANTS BUT NEED TO RAISE OUR OWN RESOURCES.

THUS WE EMBARK ON THE ACTATHON.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS AT HOWEVER MUCH PER HOUR/ OR FOR THE WHOLE EVENT.

THE ACTATHON WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY 28TH JULY 2013, FROM 9AM TO 9PM

AT THE BARNES GREEN SOCIAL CENTRE BY BARNES POND.

WATCH/ JOIN IN/ FILM US/ SUPPORT US IN ANY WAY YOU FEEL YOU CAN, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO COME JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES, MAYBE THEY CAN ACT A BIT, OR MAYBE JUST TO WATCH,

THE COST IS £3 FOR PART OF THE DAY OR ALL OF IT

PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN. IF YOU ARE ABLE PLEASE SPONSOR OUR ACTORS.

WHEN IT'S OVER WE'LL SEND YOU A VALIDATED CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

THANK YOU,

ED COTTRELL, DIRECTOR BYT EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE GROUP

PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU ARE WILLING TO SPONSOR OUR THEATRE GROUP

OR JUST SHOW UP ON THE DAY, AND BRING WHOEVER YOU CAN IT WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!

 

 

 

 


 

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A completely new show:

 

AND ANOTHER THING

 

A humorous and absurd presentation of totally improvised sketches and original music.

 

BYT’s 120th show features old hands and new brooms sweeping away the traditions of theatre and making a challenging evening of original work.

 

BYT has produced pieces of improvised theatre for over 40 years. The company has represented the UK twice at the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, created 3 commissions for Kew Gardens and toured over 50 venues in the UK and abroad.

 

BYT has tackled subjects as varied as people trafficking, media corruption and women’s rights as well as revue style entertainments.

 

 

AND ANOTHER THING is on: Thursday  20th and Friday 21st December 2012 at Castelnau Community Centre, 7 Stillingfleet Road, Barnes, SW18

Tickets: £5 or £4 concessions from Ed Cottrell 07976718142, or on the door.

 

 

 

BYT is supported by – The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, Barnes Workhouse Fund, and Barnes Community  

 


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THE MEDIA CIRCUS

 

You couldn’t make it up!

- Phone hacking, horse trading and corruption.

- The media clowns need-a-whipping!

 

See - the clowns walk the tight rope between truth and lies.

Watch - the clowns juggle with the lives of the innocent.

Enjoy - the contortions as each clown tries to avoid being found out.

 

A newspaper collecting nude pictures to cover-up their lack of news interest. A paper closes for finally being found guilty of continuous intrusion into people’s lives.

 

Reporters have not only searched the dustbins of the famous but hacked their phones and those of the unknown. The public cannot hide from the skulduggery and lives are ruined by innuendo or just plain lies. And there is an even more sinister actor lurking in the shadows – the bent copper who is proved to have been too friendly and in hoc with the press.

 

It seems unlikely that the media would have got away with so much if the police had not turned their backs.

 

BYT’s 118th PRODUCTION provides all the fun of the circus in an amusing examination of the news scandals of the 21st Century.

 

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 12th, 13th & 14th 2012 at 8pm

At Castelnau Community Centre Centre,

7 Stillingfleet Road, Barnes, SW13 9AQ.

 

Tickets: £5.00 and £4.00 from Ed Cottrell: 07976718142 or on the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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        THE ACTATHON

 

12 HOUR CONTINUOUS IMPROVISATION TO RAISE FUNDS

PLEASE SPONSOR US – So much per hour or for the whole event

We need to raise £2720 for the rent!

 

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Signed:_________________________ (Chair)

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Date:   _________________________

 

 

                                                          

PRESENTS….

A UNIQUE THEATRICAL EVENT

 

THE ACTATHON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A HANDFUL OF ACTORS WILL ATTEMPT TO PERFORM A CONTINUOUS 12 HOUR IMPROVISATION!!!

COME AND WITNESS THE BATTLE BETWEEN CREATIVITY AND TIME!!!

On Sunday 26th February 2012

From 9am to 9pm

In the Castelnau Community Centre, Stillingfleet Road,

Barnes, SW13 9AQ

Admission £4.00 for all or part of the day.

Come and watch or join in!

(This is a sponsored event to raise funds)

We would welcome your support!!

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BEYOND THEATRE

 

                          40    th

anniversary!

 

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BYT EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE GROUP

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN SOME 

            ACTING SKILLS ?

 

Benefits include:

Increased Self Confidence

Better Public Speaking Performance

Improved Communication Skills Both at Work and Socially

 

We are a friendly supportive group who use improvised acting to create original theatre shows. Our ages range from 18 to 80 and we meet each Thursday between 8.00pm and 10.00pm at Castelnau Community Centre.

  

CASTELNAU COMMUNITY CENTRE,

7 STILLINGFLEET ROAD,

BARNES SW13 9AH

 

Come and meet us and enjoy some complimentary

tea and biscuits. We look forward to seeing you.

 

For more information our website is  www.bytetg.webs.com or

you can contact the Director Ed Cottrell on 07976 718142

 

 

 

 

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NEW EASTER SHOW 2011

 

                           40  TH

                                                                                                                                                                                             BYT THEATRE 40TH YEAR

 

                                                                                      IF WORD GETS OUT

 

    EXPOSING THE NATURE OF CORRUPTION AS

       CONSPIRATORS PLAN THE SACRIFICE OF AN  

  INNOCENT

 

 

 

 

CASTELNAU COMMUNITY CENTRE,

         7 STILLINGFLEET ROAD, BARNES,  SW13 9AQ

     THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

 28th, 29th, 30th APRIL 2011 AT 8PM

    TICKETS  £5 (£4 CONCESSIONS)

     FROM DIRECTOR ED COTTRELL:              

 07976718142

                                                                                                                    OR ON THE DOOR

 

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BYT EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE GROUP

 

WILL PERFORM

A CHRISTMAS CABARET

Songs, sketches, music and completely original scenes of magic and mayhem, with baubles, tinsel, stars and a grand Christmas tree for company.

 

At Castelnau Community Centre,

7 Stillingfleet Road,

Barnes SW13, 9AQ

 

ON SATURDAY, 18TH DECEMBER 2010 at 8PM

Tickets: £5 or £4 concessions

Purchase on the door

OR FROM ED COTTRELL: 07976718142 

 

 

 

We are recruiting for our 2010/2011 season!

If you would like to join our long running and vibrant theatre group please explore our web-site. You will find Reviews, Photos, News and contact details with a Map.

Please contact the Company Director, Ed Cottrell on 07976 718 142 to find out more information or to say you want to come along one Thursday.

If you've never acted before or only speak a little English, you are still more than welcome to come and join us. Over the years we have over 25 nationalities at BYT and welcome anyone aged 17-80!

SO CONTACT US TODAY!

07976 718 142   /   byt@hotmail.co.uk

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NEW MEMBERS EVENING PLANNED!!

BYT EXPERIMENTAL

THEATRE

GROUP

 

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN SOME

THEATRE SKILLS?

 

Benefits include:

A chance to see your own creation presented on stage

Increased Confidence and Communication Skills

 

We are a friendly supportive group who use improvisation to create original theatre shows. Our ages range from 18 to 80 and we meet each Thursday between 7.45pm and 10.00pm at Castelnau Community Centre.

 

NEW MEMBERS EVENING:

 

THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2010

AT 8.00pm IN:

 

CASTELNAU COMMUNITY CENTRE,

7 STILLINGFLEET ROAD,

BARNES SW13 9AQ

 

Come and meet us and enjoy some refreshments and a taster session. We look forward to seeing you.

 

For more information our website is www.bytetg.webs.com or

you can contact the Director: Ed Cottrell on 07976 718142

 

 

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BYT ARE AGAIN UP FOR AWARDS!!!!

AWARDS AWARDS EVERYWHERE!!

For the Show 'Black and White' April 2010

Congratulations to Ben faulkner (again!! what a star!!) for being up for a 'Best young actor between 15-19' nomination for his excellent performance in 'Black and White'

and

Congratulations are also due for our evergreen Director Ed Cottrell for his umpteenth CYGNET AWARD nomination for 'Best Play' in 'Black and White'

Details can be found including a full list of nominees here:

 

Swan Awards 2009-2010

 

Best Actor in a Play

 

  • Hugh Cox as Lord Arthur in Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (Q2)

 

  • Joint Nomination:Patrick Toms as Guil & Ben Collingwood Best as Ros in Rosencrantz & Guildernstern are Dead (RSS)

 

  • Andy Smith as Hancock in Hancock (OHADS)

 

  • John Mounsey as Jeeves in Come On Jeeves! (BCP)

 

  • Steven Peters as Bob in Straight and Narrow (TTC)

 

Best Actress in a Play

 

  • Elizabeth Madgwick as Bella Manningham in Gaslight (RSS)

 

  • Fiona Harrison as Ruth in Blithe Spirit (Edmundian Players)

 

  • Julie Thomas as Vera in Straight and Narrow (TTC)

 

  • Maxina Cornwell as Maureen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane (RSS) and as Fay in Iron (RSS)

 

Best Design

 

  • Gordon Edwards for Set for After Miss Julie ( TTC)

 

  • Paul Nicolson (Lighting Design), Martin Pope (Sound) & Ralph Blackbourne (Original music) for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSS)

 

  • Malcolm Maclenan & Malcolm Watton for set design for Noises Off (OHADS)

 

  • Stephen King for Set Design for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSS) and for set illustrations for Alice in Wonderland (RSS Youth)

 

  • Wes Henderson-Roe for set design for Something’s Afoot (TTC)

 

Best Female Performer in a Musical

 

  • Steph Howell in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now change! (BROS)

 

  • Julie Thomas as Miss Tweed in Something’s Afoot (TTC)

 

  • Sue Bell as Lady Jane in Patience (HLOC)

 

Best Male Performer in a Musical

 

  • Nigel Cole in I Love You, You’re perfect, Now change! (BROS)

 

  • Bryan Cardus in I Love You, You’re perfect, Now change! (BROS)

 

  • Jonathan Simmons as Geoffrey in Something’s Afoot (TTC)

 

  • Peter King as The Duke of Dunstable in Patience (HLOC)

 

  • Oliver Croxall as Grosvenor in Patience (HLOC)

 

Best Musical Production

 

  • Patience (HLOC) Director and Choreographer: Matt Beresford, Musical Director: Laurie Reeve

 

  • Something’s Afoot directed by Wes Henderson-Roe , Musical director Nic Luker, Melanie Edwards Choreographer (TTC)

 

  • I love you, You’re Perfect, Now change! Directed by Deb McDowell, Musical Director Carole Smith, Choreography Louise Vinter and Gemma Melhuish (BROS)

 

Best Production of a Play

 

  • Gaslight directed by Stella Gheury de Bray (RSS)

 

  • After Miss Julie, directed by Karen Heyworth-Taylor (TTC)

 

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Deborah Tinsdale (RSS)

 

  • Straight and Narrow, directed by Stephen Taylor (TTC)

 

  • The Beauty Queen of Leenane directed by Chris Hurles (RSS)

 

Best supporting Actor in a Play

 

  • Daniel Wain as Pato Dooley in in The Beauty Queen of Leenane (RSS)

 

  • Joint Nomination: Patrick Toms as Guil & Ben Collingwood Best as Ros in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (RSS)

 

  • Oliver Kyle as Lawrence in Shining City (Park Players)

 

  • Joint Nomination : John Gilbert and John Mortley as Costazuela Brothers in The Odd Couple (RSS)

 

  • Paul Grimwood as Canon Throbbing in Habeas Corpus (SMDG) & as Jeff in Straight and Narrow (TTC)

 

  • Robert Waiting as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSS)

 

  • John Pyle for Sound and various roles in Hancock (OHADS)

 

Best supporting Actress in a Play

 

  • Tuke Sonaike as Meta/Tite in After Mrs. Rochester (TTC)

 

  • Chloe Bond/Jones as Christine in After Miss Julie (TTC) & as Lois in Straight and Narrow (TTC)

 

  • Sue Birks as Mrs. Swabb in Habeas Corpus (SMDG)

 

  • Amanda Jade Tyler as Bertha in After Mrs. Rochester (TTC)

 

  • Becky Halden as Elvira in Blithe Spirit (Edmundian Players)

 

Best Supporting Female Performer in a Musical

 

  • Freyana de Paoli as Hope Langdon in Something’s Afoot (TTC)

 

  • Felicity Morgan as Lady Angela in Patience (HLOC)

 

Best Supporting Male Performer in a Musical

 

  • Edz Barrett as Ugly Sister in Cinderella (BROS)

 

  • Diego Avila as Dandini in Cinderella (BROS)

 

Best Young Actor Aged 15-19

 

  • Ben Faulkner in Black or White (BYT)

 

  • Alasdair McNab as Boy/Grandson in Voyage Round my Father (TTC)

 

  • Peter Watts as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSS)

 

Best Young Actor/Actress aged 14 & under

 

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  • Joe Reed as Young Pip in Great Expectations (BCP)

 

  • Abbie Trussler, Ella Harrison , Ellie Haines as Rats in Cinderella (Edmundians)

 

  • Laura Kent as Iris/Granddaughter in Voyage Round my Father (TTC)

 

  • George Abbott for various roles in Alice in Wonderland (RSS Youth)

 

Best Young Actress Aged 15-19

 

  • Helen Doughty as Nancy in Gaslight (RSS)

 

  • Isabelle Gardner as Cinderella in Cinderella ( Edmundian Players)

Cygnet Award

 

  • Black or White directed by Ed Cottrell (BYT

 

  • Noises Off, directed by Bob Dilley (OHADS)

 

  • Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime directed by John Gilbert (Q2 players)

 

  • Habeas Corpus directed by Bob Dilley(SMDG)

 

  • Hancock directed by Harry Medawar (OHADS)

TTC – Teddington Theatre Club
RSS – Richmond Shakespeare Society
SMDG – St. Mary’s Drama Group, Hampton
BCP – Barnes Charity Players
OHADS – Old Hamptonians’ Amateur Dramatic Society
BYT – BeYond Theatre, Barnes
BROS – BROS Theatre Co
TOpS – Twickenham Operatic Society

http://www.artsrichmond.org.uk/nominations-printlist.php?yearid=3

 

 

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THEY DID IT!


On Sunday 11th July 2010, 6 intrepid members of BYT (Beyond theatre) completed their 12 hour fund raising

 

Actathon

 

(a marathon stint of acting, music, comedy and tomfoolery), with the help of a few friends and the distinctive support of Madam Deputy Mayor Rita Palmer who arrived in full regalia to open the event.
Thank you to everyone for participating and here's to the future of BYT!

 

 

Another BYT first!!

BYT is now on YouTube

The links to our Easter 08 show "Bodies"

can be found on our new VIDEO page

Winner

BEN FAULKNER

WINS BEST YOUNG ACTOR 15-18

AT

RICHMOND ARTS SWAN AWARDS 2008

FOR HIS PERFORMANCE AS 'SHANE' IN 'BODIES'

!!!WELL DONE!!!

Ben is the first member to win an award for acting in BYT for 12 years!!!

Easter Show

'Bodies' 10th 11th 12th April 2008

Castelnau Community Centre, Barnes SW15

R   E   V   I   E   W

Richmond Drama Awards

Mark Aspen

 

BYT’s improvised drama, Bodies, is described as an entertainment about war and choice.  The company’s remit is to surprise with original unscripted pieces of theatre and this was an example with a strong storyline, well told.  The production retained the grainy gritty feel of a well-sculpted piece, as yet unpolished.

 

The plot describes the emotional and moral journey of Shane, as he gradually develops from adolescent to action man. 

 

This play really belonged to Ben Faulkner, a young actor of constantly evolving strength, able to build his character with genuine emotions as Shane swaps an ASBO for a DSO; and James Fraser, who provided a well-differentiated series of characters, milestones on Shane’s path, a fellow chav, the bland McD’s manager (whose corporate blindness inadvertently changes Shane’s life), to fellow squaddie. 

 

The support of Joan Salmon and Leanne McIvor-Maine in the female roles completed a well-balanced ensemble that was complemented by Ally Coleman.  His dual roles, as both actor and singer, came together as a spaced-out songster, who goads Shane the soldier, now a man of honour left behind in today’s world.

 

As the music group reminded us that “you only smile at the edge of your mouth”, I was left reflecting on this thoughtful examination of what it means to be a soldier in the modern times, not the expected anti-war polemic, but a balanced and well observed production.

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