Cranbrook Operatic and Dramatic Society


Our production of Abigail's Party took place
over the evenings of 15th to 17th April 2004.
The play was entered into the Kent Drama Association
Full-Length Play Festival and was adjudicated on Friday's
performance by Charles Evans BA DipEd ADB GODA.

Click here to view his report.

The Awards ceremony took place on Saturday, 15th May
at the Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable.
CODS won four awards and were runner-up in a fifth.
These were :
Best Wardrobe Achievement - Marian Baldwin Trophy
Sheila Kent and Rita Wilkins

Best Actress - Marlowe Cup
Angela Woodcock

Best Director - Denis Prince Trophy
Andy Chesters

Second Best Play - Channel Cup
Abigail's Party

Runner-up Best Set Design
Cranbrook Operatic and Dramatic Society

Here is a collage of the certificates that came with the awards:

Charles Evans adjudicating

Sheila and Rita collecting their shield
for best wardrobe achievement

Annie collecting the runner-up certificate for set design

Angela collecting her trophy for Best Actress

Andy collecting his trophy for Best Director

Andy collecting the trophy for Second Best Play

The team enjoying a celebratory drink after the awards ceremony

Extracts from the programme:

This play may be entitled Abigail's Party, but we see neither Abigail nor her party.
The play is set in Laurence and Beverley's living room and they have invited their
new neighbours, Tony and Angela, round for a social evening as well as
Abigail's mother, Susan, allowing her to escape from Abigail and her party!
The evening begins with fatuous small talk, but as it progresses
the marital strain between Laurence and Beverly becomes increasingly evident
and Susan becomes more and more anxious as to what is happening at her
daughter's party.

. . . and now some pictures taken by Rita Wilkins (many thanks, Rita) :