On Sunday 10th June, Bocking Theatre Club entered the annual Gimson Festival with 2 entries, this year hosted by the Wickham Bishops Drama Club.
The first entry was ‘It’s a Small World’ by Paul Johnson, a play set in the sitting room of a London boarding house for ladies only, on a morning late autumn before they second world war. The ladies eagerly wait to hear what happened at the party young Mrs Nevern attended the night before. Directed by Joanna Heath, it was well received by the judges, and Jacky Clarke received the ‘Best Actress’ award for her portrayal of Minnie, a repeat win for Jacky, having won this prize in previous years.
Bocking were also very proud to enter a Junior play this year. Gareth Jordan-Burrows, made his directorial debut with ‘Music Maybe’ by D M Larson, which centres around a young girl holding auditions in her garage to start an all girl rock band. It was a huge success. It won both Best Production, as well as bagging Best Junior Actress for Bocking regular, Autumn Jenner.