After completing a successful mini tour with two new one-act plays by Alan Stockdill, hailed as the John Godber of Calderdale, theatre company Talking Stock Productions has announced that it raised £2,500 for charity and scooped two awards.
The company performed a double bill of Godfrey’s Last Stand, which starred Huddersfield amateur actor and cricket enthusiast Keith Royston as an umpire who dreams of officiating at an England v Australia match, and Give A Little Love, a vintage-themed play for the Bay City Roller generation.
As well as premiering the plays at the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, of which Alan is a member, they were performed at the Buxton Fringe, Halifax Viaduct Theatre, Greater Manchester Fringe and Glossop Partington Theatre.
At the Partington Theatre One Act Play Festival, actress Maria Sykes, who is a well-known Huddersfield Thespian, took the Best Actress award for Give A Little Love; Sharon Kelly won Best Supporting Actress for Godfrey’s Last Stand, and Give A Little Love earned the Best Play title.
Talking Stock will be donating the proceeds of the tour - £2,000 to Overgate Hospice in Elland and £500 to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The cast and production team are having an well-earned rest at the moment but will be back in action at Brighouse Arts Festival on Wednesday, September 17, with both plays.
For ticket details check out www.talkingstock.co.uk