The Gimson Festival

The Gimson Festival was founded in 1982 by Wickham Bishops Drama Club in memory of our late President Brigadier Bill Gimson.
Several drama groups take part in the Festival where they perform a one act play which lasts a maximum of 45 minutes. At the end of the day, after adjudication by a guest adjudicator, the awards are presented.
Wickham Bishops Drama Club has won a number of awards over the years.




The 2017 Gimson Festival - Sunday 4th June
  • Hosted by Bocking Theatre Club



2017 Performances

Bocking Theatre ClubWorld PremierCharles Mander
Junior Kelvedon PlayersDancing at Lughnasa Brian Friel
Junior Kelvedon Youngsters Son of CinderellaDavid Foxton
Wickham Bishops Drama Club MediocrityAnton Krueger


  Many thanks to Mary Williamson our Guest Adjudicator


2017 Awards

Best ProductionWorld Premier Bocking Theatre Club
d: John Ellson
Best ActressJean BakerBocking Theatre Club
Best ActorPaul GalbraithWickham Bishops Drama Club
Best Supporting ActorCharlie WillettWickham Bishops Drama Club
Best Young PerformerSophie GaskellJunior Kelvedon Players
Best Stage PresentationDancing at Lughnasa Kelevedon Junior Players
d: Vivian Baldry