winning Best House Play for their slick performance of Horror at Hellfire Hall which also saw James Currie take out the Best Director award for 2021. James led his team with calm professionalism and the judges were impressed with his work. The Best Actor award was presented to Tim Stewart for his portrayal of Edgar in You Can’t See Me, a play also written by Tim. The play allowed him to investigate the unravelling of a character as he was taunted by spirits in an attempt to drag him towards insanity. Other wonderful actors received credit for their efforts. William Law was the fantastically despicable Sir Basil, Freddie Sudell an outstanding narrator, Joel Fulford a gorgeous nosey neighbour, and Oscar Gosling the dramatic psychic. The show could not have occurred
L to R: Jack Marshall, Cameron Douglas and Craig Ogilvie
Lockdown ended two weeks later and rehearsals for the final five plays recommenced, with the second evening of performances happening on 23 September. The fantastic judging team of Old Boys and professional actors Cameron Douglas and Jack Marshall, and the general manager of Showbiz Christchurch, Craig Ogilvie, pulled everything together and managed to come up with their awards for all 10 plays. There were many highlights across the two evenings, and those lucky enough to see the first evening
live, or the second evening via livestream, would agree that there was plenty of humour and a huge amount of talent both on stage and off. Memorable moments include Ed Davidson soaring across the stage in the Flower’s slingshot at the end of their play, the eerie live violin played by Joshua Hooker in Rolleston’s You Can’t See Me and the appearance of Winston the dog in Corfe’s The Dog Sitters. In the end the Tothill Cup stayed in the hands of Somes, the House
without the incredible group of technicians who worked
tirelessly on sound and lighting. Special awards for outstanding contribution and service to all Houses went to Remy Fitzgerald, Josh Burton-Lyall and Elliott Grey.
Christ’s College Canterbury
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