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SPEECH AND DRAMA Adjudicator: Tish Nicoll, LGSM, DipCE, FESB, MSTSD ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN TO COMPETITORS FROM ANY DISTRICT The Southend Musical Festival is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society whereby entrants do not have to seek copyright permission for any poetry, prose or solo dramatic items* performed, to a limit of 10 minutes. Performers and teachers will be delighted to know that this Agreement ensures that authors will be directly reimbursed as a consequence of their work being performed at this Festival. *Footnote: Solo dramatic items must be announced with title and author at the time of performance to qualify for copyright indemnity, and the performer must not change the words or gender of the character. - The Adjudicator must have a copy of your OWN CHOICE. Failure to provide one may result in a loss of marks. - Announce your items clearly. - Time limits must be STRICTLY OBSERVED. PROMPTING from the audience is not allowed under any circumstances. - Teachers are requested to discourage Competitors from submitting entries containing material liable to cause offence to the audience. - NO COSTUME MAY BE WORN IN ACTING CLASSES. The following overall awards will be made at the discretion of the Adjudicator: The Ridley Batchelor Cup: for the most promising performance in Gold & Silver Acting Classes (500, 501) The Anita Philpott Book Prize: for the most promising performance in Boys Only Verse Speaking Classes (514-516) The Doris Freyer Cup: for the most impressive performance in Acted Poem or Story Classes (524 527) The Helen Thatcher Trophy for Dramatic Scene: for the most creative performance in the Dramatic Scene Classes (535 541) The Hayley Ann Cresswell Challenge Cup donated by the Basildon Youth Theatre: for the most innovative and entertaining performance in Dance Drama Classes (555 558) The Basildon Youth Theatre Challenge Cup: overall Speech & Drama award for 12 years & under announced at the end of the Section The Focus Theatre Workshop Cup: overall Speech & Drama award for 13 years & over announced at the end of the Section _____________________________________ GOLD / SILVER / BRONZE MEDAL ACTING 500. THE PREMIER GOLD MEDAL CLASS 16 years and over Cash prize of 20 Time limit 8 minutes Multi-class: The Ridley Batchelor Cup (Classes 500, 501) NB Previous winners of this class may compete after a period of three years has elapsed. NO COSTUME MAY BE WORN; a minimum of hand-props is allowed Competitors are asked to perform a programme consisting of 2 contrasting selections: (a) Dramatic Excerpt from a published play, TV or film screenplay or adapted novel (Copy of script to be submitted with Entry Form) (b) Verse Speaking and to sight read a test piece chosen by the Adjudicator at the Competition. 501. THE PREMIER SILVER MEDAL CLASS 13, 14, and 15 years Cash prize of 15 Time limit 6 minutes Multi-class: The Ridley Batchelor Cup (Classes 500, 501) NB Previous winners of this class may not compete. NO COSTUME MAY BE WORN; a minimum of hand-props is allowed Competitors are asked to perform a programme consisting of 2 contrasting selections: (a) Dramatic Excerpt from a published play, TV or film screenplay or adapted novel (Copy of script to be submitted with Entry Form) (b) Verse Speaking (minimum 1 minute). 502. THE PREMIER BRONZE MEDAL CLASS 12 years and under Cash prize of 10 Time limit 4 minutes NB Previous winners of this class may not compete NO COSTUME MAY BE WORN; a minimum of hand-props is allowed A dramatic excerpt from a published play, TV or film screenplay or adapted novel. (Copy of script to be submitted with Entry Form) VERSE SPEAKING 503. VERSE SPEAKING 16 years and over The Clulow Challenge Cup Time limit 3 minutes Book Prize presented by Peter Parsons Own choice of poetry from The First World War or the works of Dylan Thomas or Maya Angelou. 504. VERSE SPEAKING 14 and 15 years The Kathleen Stone Cup Time limit 3 minutes Book Prize presented by Peter Parsons Own choice of poetry from The First World War or the works of Elizabeth Jennings or Adrian Henri. 505. VERSE SPEAKING 12 and 13 years The Olive Owers Plaque Time limit 2 mins. Book Prize presented by Peter Parsons Own choice. Themes: War, Woman or World or own choice from The Works 3 506. VERSE SPEAKING 11 years Book Prize presented by Peter Parsons Time limit 2 minutes Own choice. Themes: Festival, Special Occasion or Celebration or own choice from The Works 3 507. VERSE SPEAKING 10 years Book Prize presented by Peter Parsons Time limit 2 minutes Own choice from Complete Rhyme Time chosen by Barbara Ireson; ISBN 0-09-926441-2. 508. VERSE SPEAKING 9 years The Daniel Radcliffe Cup Time limit 2 minutes Book Prize presented by Peter Parsons Own choice. Themes: School, Sport or Spectacular 509. VERSE SPEAKING 8 years The Julie Hall Memorial Cup Time limit 1 mins. Book Prize presented by Peter Parsons Own choice. Themes: Ballet, Beast or Beautiful 510. VERSE SPEAKING 7 years The Gresham Cup Time limit 1 minute Book Prize presented by Peter Parsons From the Green Poetry Paintbox; OUP 1) Dream Pet, Sue Benwell or 2) Its Raining Out, David Andrews or 3) The Sea, John Foster or 4) Travelling to School, John Coldwell 511. VERSE SPEAKING 6 years Book Prize presented by Peter Parsons From the Green or the Orange Poetry Paintbox; OUP Time limit 1 minute 1) Out in all Weathers, Eric Finney (Green P/P) or 2) Weather at Work, Jenny Morris (Green P/P) or 3) The Wuzzy Wasps of Wasperton, Daphne Lister (Green P/P) or 4) Postcard, Tony Langham (Orange P/P) 512. VERSE SPEAKING 5 years Book Prize presented by Peter Parsons From the Orange Poetry Paintbox; OUP Time limit 1 minute 1) Seaside in Winter, Daphne Lister or 2) Tiger Tag, Tony Mitton or 3) Inside Outside, Richard James or 4) Camping Out, Clive Webster **NEW CLASS** 513. VERSE SPEAKING Non-competitive class 4 years Time limit 1 minute For very young performers to enjoy their first experience of appearing at a Festival, by reciting one of the following poems (from the Orange Poetry Paintbox; OUP) 1) The Roller Coaster, Marian Swinger or 2) Chicks, Eric Finney All performers will receive a Certificate of Participation. 514. BOYS ONLY VERSE SPEAKING 13 years and over Multi-class: The Anita Philpott Book Prize (Classes 514, 515, 516) Own choice Time limit 3 minutes 515. BOYS ONLY VERSE SPEAKING 11 and 12 years Multi-class: The Anita Philpott Book Prize (Classes 514, 515, 516) Own choice Time limit 2 mins. 516. BOYS ONLY VERSE SPEAKING 9 and 10 years Multi-class: The Anita Philpott Book Prize (Classes 514, 515, 516) Own choice Time limit 2 minutes CHORAL SPEAKING (No prompting is allowed; any conducting must be in full view of the Adjudicator) 518. CHORAL VERSE SPEAKING 16 years and over Own choice Time limit 5 minutes 519. CHORAL SPEAKING 11-15 years The Lottie Noel Memorial Cup 3 - 10 voices. Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes 520. CHORAL SPEAKING 10 years and under The Gilbey Pollitt Trophy 3 - 10 voices. Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes 521. CHORAL SPEAKING 11 years and over The Le Page Challenge Shield Team of 11 or more voices. Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes 522. CHORAL SPEAKING 10 years and under The Claire Angel Challenge Cup Team of 11 or more voices. Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes 523. CHORAL SPEAKING 7 years and under The Jackie Curtis Cup Any number of voices, minimum 3. Own choice. Time limit 3 minutes ACTING Discretion must be exercised in choosing material out of consideration for our church venue Classes 524-527: NO COSTUMES MAY BE WORN; a minimum of hand-props allowed ACTED POEM OR STORY (with or without narration) Team of any number. Own choice Time limit 5 minutes 524. 16 years and over Multi-class: The Doris Freyer Cup (Classes 524 527) 525. 11 15 years Multi-class: The Doris Freyer Cup (Classes 524 527) 526. 10 years and under Multi-class: The Doris Freyer Cup (Classes 524 527) 527. 7 years and under Multi-class: The Doris Freyer Cup (Classes 524 527) 528. SHAKESPEARE SOLO 16 years and over The Percy B. Renshaw Shakespeare Cup Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes 529. SHAKESPEARE SOLO 12 - 15 years The Margaret Stone Memorial Bowl Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes DUOLOGUES Duologues and group dramatic activity are not covered by the agreement with the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society and copyright for these items should be sought by performers at the time of entry. Copies of all duologues must be sent with the Entry Form. 530. DUOLOGUES Any age The Cecily Moore Challenge Cup Own choice. Time limit 8 minutes 531. DUOLOGUES 15 years and under Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes 532. DUOLOGUES 11 years and under The Irene Creigh Challenge Cup Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes 533. SHAKESPEARE DUOLOGUE 15 years and under Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes 534. SHAKESPEARE DUOLOGUE 16 years and over Own choice. Time limit 8 minutes SCENES (Copies of scripts to be used in classes 535 - 541 must be sent with the Entry Form) 535. DRAMATIC SCENE Clubs, Academies, etc. Any age Multi-class: The Helen Thatcher Trophy for Dramatic Scene (Classes 535 541) Scene or part-scene for 3 or more characters. Own choice. Time limit 15 minutes 536. DRAMATIC SCENE Clubs, Academies, etc. 16 years and under Multi-class: The Helen Thatcher Trophy for Dramatic Scene (Classes 535 541) Scene or part-scene for 3 or more characters. Own choice. Time limit 15 minutes 537. DRAMATIC SCENE Clubs, Academies, Schools, etc. 13 years and under The W. V. Higby Memorial Cup Multi-class: The Helen Thatcher Trophy for Dramatic Scene (Classes 535 541) Scene or part-scene for 3 or more characters. Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes 538. DRAMATIC SCENE Clubs, Academies, Schools, etc. 8 11 years Multi-class: The Helen Thatcher Trophy for Dramatic Scene (Classes 535 541) Scene or part-scene for 3 or more characters. Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes 539. DRAMATIC SCENE Clubs, Academies, Schools, etc. 7 years and under Multi-class: The Helen Thatcher Trophy for Dramatic Scene (Classes 535 541) Scene or part-scene for 3 or more characters. Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes 540. DRAMATIC SCENE Directed by a student. Any age Multi-class: The Helen Thatcher Trophy for Dramatic Scene (Classes 535 541) Own choice. Time limit 15 minutes 541. DRAMATIC SCENE Written, directed and performed by students. Any age Multi-class: The Helen Thatcher Trophy for Dramatic Scene (Classes 535 541) Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes MIME (no costume, music/sound effects) 542. SOLO MIME Any age The W Camm Bacon Memorial Cup My feet are killing me! Time limit 4 minutes 543. SOLO MIME 12 years and under Daredevil! Time limit 3 minutes 544. IMPROMPTU SOLO MIME Any age To a title set by the Adjudicator. Prep. 4 mins; perf. 2-3 545. DUO MIME 14 years and over Holiday Havoc Time limit 4 minutes 546. DUO MIME 13 years and under Shopping Shambles Time limit 3 minutes 547. PREPARED GROUP MIME 16 years and over Own choice. Time limit 8 minutes 548. PREPARED GROUP MIME -Senior 12-15 years Own choice. Time limit 7 minutes 549. PREPARED GROUP MIME - Junior 9-11 years The Les Voix Perdues Challenge Cup Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes GROUP MIME (with music/sound effects) (team of any number) 550. GROUP MIME (+ music/sound) 16 years and over Time limit 8 minutes 551. GROUP MIME (+ music/sound) 11-15 years Time limit 6 minutes 552. GROUP MIME (+ music/sound) 10 years and under Time limit 5 minutes 553. GROUP MIME (+ music/sound) 7 years and under Time limit 4 minutes GROUP DANCE DRAMA (team of any number) 555. GROUP DANCE DRAMA 16 years and over Time limit 8 minutes Multi-class: The Hayley Ann Cresswell Challenge Cup (Classes 555 558) 556. GROUP DANCE DRAMA 11-15 years Time limit 6 minutes Multi-class: The Hayley Ann Cresswell Challenge Cup (Classes 555 558) 557. GROUP DANCE DRAMA 10 years and under Time limit 5 minutes Multi-class: The Hayley Ann Cresswell Challenge Cup (Classes 555 558) 558. GROUP DANCE DRAMA 7 years and under Time limit 4 minutes Multi-class: The Hayley Ann Cresswell Challenge Cup (Classes 555 558) 559. SOLO SPONTANEOUS IMPROVISATION 13 years and over Create a scene around an object given by the Adjudicator. Prep. time 4 minutes at the Competition Perf. time 2-3 minutes 560. GROUP PERFORMANCE Special Needs Any age Prepared group performance. Own choice of theme. Maximum 10 per group, but you may include additional helpers as required. Please also refer to the new Music Man Trophy class in the Ensembles section of this Syllabus. Time limit 12 minutes **PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES** These classes are intended for pre-school children only i.e. those not yet attending Big School! Tutors will be allowed to assist the children during the performance. 563. PRE-SCHOOL CHORAL SPEAKING Pre-school only The James Frost Memorial Shield Own choice. Any number of voices. Time limit 2 minutes 564. PRE-SCHOOL DANCE DRAMA/MIME to MUSIC Pre-school only Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes READING 565. SIGHT READING Free Entry 15 years and over Test piece to be chosen by the Adjudicator at the Competition Time limit 2 minutes 566. SIGHT READING Free Entry 12-14 years Test piece to be chosen by the Adjudicator at the Competition Time limit 2 minutes 567. SIGHT READING Free Entry 11 years and under Test piece to be chosen by the Adjudicator at the Competition Time limit 1 mins. 568. SIGHT READING Free Entry 9 years and under Test piece to be chosen by the Adjudicator at the Competition Time limit 1 mins. RECITAL Minimal props may (optionally) be used, as long as these are relevant and appropriate to the recital performance Using published works, each competitor is to select a theme of his/her own choice and present a recital programme consisting of both poetry and prose. The readings do not have to be learned but the introduction, links between readings, and conclusion must be spoken from memory, and will be judged as part of the overall performance. 570. RECITAL CLASS Senior 13 17 years The Beryl Scholfield Memorial Trophy (Senior) & 30 Prize Programme as above, to consist of a minimum of 3, maximum of 4 readings. Overall time limit: Min. 8, max. 12 mins. 571. RECITAL CLASS Junior 9 12 years The Beryl Scholfield Memorial Trophy (Junior) & 20 Prize Programme as above, to consist of a minimum of 2, maximum of 3 readings. Overall time limit: Min. 5, max. 8 mins. YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS IN THE SINGING SECTION 76. The Association of English Singers & Speakers Class 13 18 yrs, either sex The AESS Trophy and 25 prize PREPARED PROSE READING In order to encourage entrants to read the whole story, and to master the technique of reading aloud for performance, we would like to suggest that where possible they read from the set book itself at the Festival. 575. PREPARED PROSE READING 16 years and over The Focus Ladies Rose Bowl Time limit 3 minutes Own choice from: any published autobiography; or The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas; or The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins 576. PREPARED PROSE READING 13-15 years Own choice from: any published autobiography; or Time limit 2 mins. the works of Anthony Horowitz; or Malorie Blackman 577. PREPARED PROSE READING 11 and 12 years Own choice from: Peter Pan by J M Barrie; or Time limit 2 mins. Skellig by David Almond; or Holes by Louis Sachar 578. PREPARED PROSE READING 9 and 10 years Own choice from: The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith; or Time limit 2 minutes the Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler; or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 579. PREPARED PROSE READING 8 years Own choice from: the Paddington series by Michael Bond; or the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon Time limit 1 mins. 580. PREPARED PROSE READING 7 years Own choice from: Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl; or Time limit 1 mins. any Jenny Nimmo novel recommended for younger readers. 581. PREPARED PROSE READING 6 years and under Own choice from any Young Corgi or Corgi Pups series of books for new readers. Time limit 1 mins. 582. DICKENS CLASS 17 years and over The Dickens Cup awarded by the Dickens Fellowship, Southend and District Branch No. 54 Own choice from the works of Charles Dickens Time limit 4 minutes 583. DICKENS CLASS 12-16 years The Dickens Prize of 20 awarded by the Dickens Fellowship, Southend and District Branch No. 54 Own choice from the works of Charles Dickens Time limit 3 minutes 584. DICKENS CLASS 9-11 years The Dickens Prize of 10 awarded by the Dickens Fellowship, Southend and District Branch No. 54 Own choice from the works of Charles Dickens Time limit 3 minutes ORIGINAL COMPOSITION Original Poetry Uncorrected, unaided poem maximum 50 lines to be submitted with the Entry Form. The poem should be read by the author or representative at the time appointed for this Class. Marks and places will be awarded for the composition only. 585. ORIGINAL POETRY 16 years and over The Derek Lowe Memorial Cup 586. ORIGINAL POETRY 11 15 years 587. ORIGINAL POETRY 10 years and under Original Prose / Short Story Uncorrected, unaided prose / short story maximum length as shown below to be submitted with the Entry Form. The work should be read by the author or representative at the time appointed for this Class. Marks and places will be awarded for the composition only. 588. ORIGINAL PROSE / SHORT STORY (max. 1,000 words) 16 years and over 589. ORIGINAL PROSE / SHORT STORY (max. 500 words) 11 15 years 590. ORIGINAL PROSE / SHORT STORY (max. 500 words) 10 years and under 591. ORIGINAL PROSE / SHORT STORY (max. 1,000 words) 60 years and over The U3A Prize BIBLE READING 592. PREPARED BIBLE READING 15 years and over (from the Authorised Version) Time limit 2 mins. 593. PREPARED BIBLE READING 12-14 years (from the Authorised Version) Time limit 2 minutes 594. PREPARED BIBLE READING 11 years and under The Alice Jeffery Award for 11 & under Bible Reading (from the Authorised Version) Time limit 1 mins. Please see the next page for details of The Thomas Cranmer Schools Prize Classes, sponsored by The Prayer Book Society THE THOMAS CRANMER SCHOOLS PRIZE CLASSES Sponsored by The Prayer Book Society THE CRANMER AWARDS are designed to encourage young people to become familiar with the Book of Common Prayer (1662). All participants in the Southend Musical Festival heats must select and read passages from the 1662 Prayer Book of not less than 3 and not more than 5 minutes duration. The winners of these two classes will be eligible to compete in the appropriate age group class at the National Final, which takes place early next year, and at which the passages must be recited from memory. Generous money prizes are presented to the national winners by a distinguished figure. Candidates may claim assistance with travel expenses to the National Final. Passages must be from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and may include the following: - a selection from Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer or Holy Communion (omitting any priestly words absolution, consecration, blessing); - a suitable passage or selection from elsewhere in the BCP e.g. the Litany, Special Prayers and Thanksgivings, the Catechism, Commination, Forms of Prayer to be used at Sea; - a selection of Psalms; - the Collect, Epistle and Gospel for any Sunday or Holy Day (or part therefrom). The selected passage must not include any words which may be spoken only by the officiating priest: Absolution; Exhortation; Prayer of Consecration; Prayer of Humble Access; Post-Communication Prayers; Blessing. No part of the following services may be used: Solemnization of Holy Matrimony; Visitation and Communion of the Sick; The Churching of Women; The Making of Bishops, Priests and Deacons. The chosen passages should be spoken in a manner appropriate for a church service and any form of dramatization should be discouraged. Judges will take into consideration: diction and clarity, pace and phrasing and intelligent communication of meaning and understanding of the passages. * The candidates age at 1st February next year should be used to determine which of the following two classes to enter: 595. THE THOMAS CRANMER SCHOOLS PRIZE CLASS 11-14 years next 1st Feb Prize to the value of 10 donated by the Prayer Book Society Passages (as above) from the Book of Common Prayer (1662), to be read. The total reading should last at least 3 minutes and no more than 5 minutes. 596. THE THOMAS CRANMER SCHOOLS PRIZE CLASS 15-18 years next 1st Feb Prize to the value of 10 donated by the Prayer Book Society Passages (as above) from the Book of Common Prayer (1662), to be read. The total reading should last at least 3 minutes and no more than 5 minutes. The winners of the above two classes will be eligible to compete in the National Finals, at which the passages must be recited from memory.

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