WOKING COLLEGE THEATRE COMPANY WIN THE ENGLISH FINAL OF THE ALL ENGLAD THEATRE FESTIVAL
Woking College Theatre Company have won the English Final of the All England Theatre Festival with their production of Education, Education, Education by the Wardrobe Ensemble. They will now go on to represent England at the British Final in Harrogate in July, competing against teams from Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
The Production won initially at Maidenhead Festival in April, progressing on to the Eastern Area Semi Final at the end of May. Winning at this stage led them through to the English Final, held at the Norden Farm Arts Centre on the 8th June. Here they competed against the winners from the Western, Central and Northern Regions. Along the way the production has also picked up acting awards for Dan Cuckow, Rhiannon Drane, Maya Lewsey and Grace Gilbey, as well as awards for technical excellence and stage presentation. Adjudicators have praised the discipline, team work, high energy and physical skills of the young performers as well as the vision and creativity of the direction The play is set in 1997, the day after Tony Blair has won the General Election and explores the impact of changing policies and funding on teachers and students at Wordsworth Comprehensive School.
The Company has won through to the English Final in previous years but this is the first year they have reached the British Final. They are all very excited to be representing England in this prestigious event. They will be the only youth group in the competition.
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