Event British Drama League Festival
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Venue Bryant's Playhouse (1942-1946), Sydney, NSW
First Date 22 September 1942
Dates Estimated No
Status Amateur
World Premiere No
Description Sydney University Dramatic Society won the Fay Compton Cup for the best group performance with May Hollinworth's production of Henrietta Drake-Brockman's Australian play, "The Blister." Jane Holland won for her acting as Mary in Arthur Symons's "The Harvesters," the Harry Tighe Cup for the best performance by an actress. Adjudicator Atholl Fleming gave her particular credit for her work. Edgar Yardley was awarded the Norman Maxwell Cup for the best performance by an actor. This was the first time that the Maxwell Cup, in memory of a well-known repertory player who died last year, was presented.
Description Source Article
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Short Play
Name Function Notes
Atholl Fleming Adjudicator
Further Information see entry for individual performances
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper SYDNEY LETTER (1942, October 2). Cloncurry Advocate (Qld. : 1931 - 1953), p. 6. Retrieved May 25, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170275210
Newspaper MUSIC AND DRAMA (1942, September 26). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved May 25, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17808852
Event Identifier 138145