Planet of the Zers is a hit!

We were blown away by the overwhelming feedback for our performance at the Shaftesbury Drama Festival last night. The adjudicator was full of praise for the small scale production, quoting it as “slick”, “energetic” and “entertaining”.

Following on from last weeks Avon Drama Festival appearance, where we received three award nominations (winning one). Last night, we brought home another set of nominations and awards. Perhaps pleasing more than any other is the fact that both awards were for the team collectively. The first one was exactly that, for teamwork, and boy were they impressed with how our guys and gals pulled it all together so efficiently.

Then, shock horror, another award, this time for best direction, which was a collective thing among both the cast and crew. Finally, we received an award nomination for Jon Attwood under the best actor category. We are delighted that Jon was recognised for his role in the show.

Another pleasing aspect of this is that all the awards / nominations received to date appear to be spread across the team. This is a sign of a good strong well oiled production. Collectively, Planet of the Zers is a hit, and that’s because of those who have worked on it tirelessly. I thank you all.

Next up, Maidenhead Drama Festival, at Norden Farm, on March 19th. Please do visit our box office for further information on how you can come along and support this wonderful multi-award winning play.

It’s FOUR in Bristol for POTZ!

Last night, The Fringe Files presented our brand new science fiction parody, Planet of the Zers, to a near sell-out audience at the Backwell Playhouse, as part of the 2016 Avon Drama Festival.

We were absolutely blown away by the audience response and, indeed, the response of the adjudicator who praised the pace, energy and execution as “terrific!” All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, where we were fortunate enough to receive the following accolades:-

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[icon name=”trophy” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Michael Starr nominated in ‘Best original play’ category for production Planet of the Zers, presented at the Avon Drama Festival. [2016] [nominated]
[icon name=”trophy” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Craig Weaver nominated in ‘Best male actor’ category for production Planet of the Zers, presented at the Avon Drama Festival. [2016] [won]
[icon name=”trophy” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Charlotte Watkin nominated in ‘Best sound’ category for production Planet of the Zers, presented at the Avon Drama Festival. [2016] [nominated]
[icon name=”trophy” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Michael Starr nominated in ‘NDFA play writing award’ category for production Planet of the Zers, presented at the Avon Drama Festival. [2016] [nominated]

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A huge congratulations to everybody involved. If you missed this one, don’t worry, next up is Shaftesbury (Mar 5), Maidenhead (Mar 19) and then a special return to the next round of the Avon Drama Festival in Bristol (Apr 16). For ticket information please visit our Online Box Office page.

Techie’s log: Stardate 28th April – Lets get ready to rumble!

After our launch into the deepest of space, and the hungriest of times we boldly went onstage and behind in the name of entertaining family and friends on our home turf of Bristol. The dressing room may have been cosy but we all took a turn being the person stood in the middle!

The show went off without a hitch and all our hard team work paid off. I am so proud of all the cast and crew. The show was tight and we pulled off a performance with lots of good laughs and brilliant moments.

Proof of this came later when, myself, Brian, Mike and Craig went to the awards evening. We got three nominations, one win (Craig Weaver won Best Actor for his Lt. Ron Sprockett) and the show came third overall, qualifying us for the next round of the competition! I’m absolutely made up and loved every second.

Looking forward to our next show at Shaftesbury next weekend!

Samantha bags SIX nominations!

We recently presented our 2015 production, Samantha, at both the Woking Drama Festival and the Spelthorne Runnymede Drama Festival. We are chuffed to confirm that Samantha was nominated for a whopping six festival awards. A huge congratulations to everybody involved!

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[icon name=”trophy” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Rhian Brimble & Michael Starr nominated in ‘Technical excellence’ category for production Samantha, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2015] [nominated]
[icon name=”trophy” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Michael Starr nominated in ‘Best new play’ category for production Samantha, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2015] [nominated]
[icon name=”trophy” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] The Fringe Files nominated in ‘Stage presentation’ category for production Samantha, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2015] [nominated]
[icon name=”trophy” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] The Fringe Files nominated in ‘The adjudicator’s choice award’ category for production Samantha, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2015] [nominated]
[icon name=”trophy” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Joshua Phillips nominated in ‘Best male actor’ category for production Samantha, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2015] [nominated]
[icon name=”trophy” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Joshua Phillips nominated in ‘Best male actor’ category for production Samantha, presented at the Woking Drama Festival. [2015] [nominated]

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