F.E.A.T.S.

(Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies)

The Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies (FEATS) is an annual competition between English-speaking amateur theatrical groups based in mainland Europe. The festival spans four days, usually over the Whitsunday weekend, with the venue rotating each year between main cities. Audiences are treated to three one-act plays per evening which are then constructively criticised and evaluated by an invited adjudicator who must be a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA), the UK-based internationally recognised body for the adjudication of all forms of theatre. On the final evening awards are presented for the: Best Production, Second Best Production, Third Best Production, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Stage Presentation, Best Stage Management, Best Original Script, and a Discretionary Award. A Fringe festival runs parallel providing events during the day.

The Bonn Players, initially under our original name The British Embassy Players, have participated in FEATS many times since 1987, winning numerous awards along the way. These awards are listed below.

On the final evening awards are presented for the: Best Production, Second Best Production, Third Best Production, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Stage Presentation (called ‘Best Set’ until 1990 when it was renamed to include lighting, sound, costumes & makeup as well as set), Best Stage Management, Best Original Script, and a Discretionary Award.


Previous Bonn Players’ performances at FEATS are as follows:

2018Same Time, Next Year by Bernard SladeSecond Prize for Best Production, Best Actress (Joanna Thorn
), Best Stage Management (Gill Atkinson)
 and Best Presentation (everyone!)
2016Once Bitten by Fergus Moloney
2011Virtual Reality by Alan ArkinFirst Prize for Best Production and Best Actor (Peter Ferrow and Scott Jacobs jointly)
2009To Dance Upon A Star (FEATlets) by Marjorie CrossSecond Prize for Best Production and The Dame Judi Dench Award for Best Performance (Maria Herschbach)
2008Curtain Calls (a masque) by Marjorie CrossFirst Prize for Best Production
2007And Go to Innisfree by Jean Lenox ToddieBest Actress (Margot Nisita) and Best Stage Management (Gill Atkinson)
2005I Can't Remember Anything by Arthur Miller
2003Virtually Possible by John StevensAntony Cornish Discretionary Award for Teamwork and Production Conception
2001The Happy Journey by Thornton Wilder
2000Heart's Desire by Caryl ChurchillBest Set
1999Agnes of God - Act II by John PielmeierFirst Prize for Stage Presentation
1998The Open Couple by Dario FoFirst Prize for Best Production, Best Actress (Kathleen Schroers) and Best Supporting Actress (Christine Upward & Katharina Froemming jointly)
1996Excerpts from The Good Doctor by Neil SimonFirst Prize for Best Production and Best Set
1994Pity about Kitty by Jimmie ChinnThird Prize for Best Production
1993Who was Hilary Maconochie? by James Saunders
1992Coming of Age in Cardigan Street by Julie HorneBest Original Play and Best Stage Management
1991Pizzazz by Hugh Leonard
1990Gosforth's Fete by Alan Ayckbourn
1989Lunch Hour by John MortimerBest Actress (Sarah Bogusch)
1988After Magritte by Tom StoppardThird Prize for Best Production and Best Set
1987The Nightingale And Not The Lark by Jennifer Johnston

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