Young Theatre's 25th Anniversary Year: 1989

The Burnham Trophy


13th, 14th & 15th July 1989

The Curzon Centre, Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield

The Burnham Trophy
Shadows Logo from Programme
Panel of Judges The Agony of the Ecstasy A Circle of Seasons Results Top of this page
Panel of Judges (Friday & Saturday only):Tony Graham, Lynn Anderson & Andy Chatfield
This one Act Play Competition—part of the 25th Anniversary Year—was the first “open” competition and as well as two entries from The Young Theatre at Beaconsfield, it included invited groups from: Maidenhead Youth Theatre; Icknield School; Aylesbury Youth Theatre; Great Kingshill Youth Theatre; and Amersham College.
The winning play was A Circle of Seasons
A Circle of Seasons programme cover design
Panel of Judges The Agony of the Ecstasy A Circle of Seasons Results Top of this page

The Young Theatre at Beaconsfield productions were :-

The Agony of the Ecstasy

Written by Graham Field, Sean Taylor & Debbie Lewis

Steve, a fashion photographerGeoff Freeman
Carolyn, his make-up lady Anharad Rhys-Williams
Helen, a model Tanya Baker
Mr. Johnson, a sales manager Alwyn Jones
Jackie, his clueless secretary Debbie Lewis
Susan, the lab technician Liz Brownbill
Lisa, a student on work experienc Kirsty Boon
Animals Richard Hoar, Carley Shakespeare,
Helen Wallace & Sally Wright
Directed by Debbie Lewis & Karen Ogborn
Sound & Lighting Andy Chisholm & Paul Wilson
Stage Manager Russell Brownbill
Panel of Judges The Agony of the Ecstasy A Circle of Seasons Results Top of this page

A Circle of Seasons

Written by Suzanne Holyer & Derek Field

Elsie Rosy Wendover; Linda Torbet; Suzanne Holyer
Julie Kate Barber
Nurse Rebecca Wallace
Old Lady Catherine Thomas
Anne Stephanie Lennon; Suzanne Holyer
Albert / Peter Adrian South
Winston Derek Field
John Mathew Wright
Boys David Jefferies; Robert Tapley; Stephen Mathieson;
Bradley Shakespeare & Richard Monnington
Directed by Suzanne Holyer
Properties Danielle Benest
Costumes Rebecca Wallace

In 1990 Circle of Seasons was entered into the Lloyds Bank Young Theatre Challenge

Panel of Judges The Agony of the Ecstasy A Circle of Seasons Results Top of this page
YT Festival Cup
    The overall winners were The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) with A Circle of Seasons which was awarded The Burnham Trophy.
An additional trophy, The Young Theatre Festival Cup, presented by The Young Theatre‘s Group Director, Mark Britton, was also awarded to the overall winners of this first “open” Burnham Trophy competition involving five outside groups. However, as there was no Burnham Trophy competition in the following season, it was agreed by Mark that this Cup should in future be awarded to an individual, or group, for the most significant theatrical achievement of the season - and it was renamed The Young Theatre Cup for Theatrical Achievement. Subsequently, from 1997 onwards, this was presented annually in memory Michael Wiseman.
    Burnham Trophy
Burnham Trophy

Information kindly supplied by Catherine Lambert and Dave Farey

Young Theatre
The Young Theatre (at Beaconsfield) - Historical Information and a link to the Beaconsfield Group's own home page with the Box Office for new productions
The Young Theatre (Harrow). Historical Information.
Copyright information about this page and this site.
QR Code to share 198907_shadows
twitter Newsletter Email ReachBy Envelope
Jump to top of pageSkip to bottom of page
© 1996-2019 Copyright of the works on this website belongs to their authors... [more]
Valid HTML 5? Valid CSS!
© 6:08am Wednesday, 16th October 2019 ©