Supernova 8: A Festival of New One-Act Plays

Written by Various Authors

February 6th to February 9th 2019

Produced by Robin Hall

It is now more than 16 years since Bench Theatre launched an ambitious one-act play competition aimed at promoting local and national playwrights and displaying the fruits of their labours on our stage, in a week-long festival - Supernova.

Supernova 8 took place in February 2019 at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Several brand new works were performed twice over the space of a week, each directed and performed by our award-winning membership.

The New One-Act Plays

Wednesday 6th February and Friday 8th February 2019

KeywordsWritten by Dan Finch

AdamRobert McGough
JennyFrances Peters
DavidAdam Smart
DirectorJanice Halsey

A Dangerous WomanWritten by Paul King

KittySarah Ash
SmithNeil Kendall
DirectorStuart Reilly

The Cramples Are AttackingWritten by Hugh Allison

Clive Chris Vanstone
Roy Alan Welton
Amber Sue Dawes
Melanie Janice Halsey
Paul Chris Vanstone
Liam Chris Vanstone
Elijah Paul Millington
Sally Ciara Ayre
DirectorMegan Green

The Invasion of the Body SnatchersWritten by Paul King

RayDavid Booth
SimonJeff Bone
DirectorDaisy Dawes

Flat Pack ResolutionWritten by John Hill

SebastianPaul Millington
FranLiz Donnelly
DirectorSue Dawes

Thursday 7th February and Saturday 9th February 2019

RiskWritten by Lucy Flannery

EvaSuzy Gains
JamesThomas Hall
DirectorCraig Parker

AftermathWritten by Caitlin Devlin

LucasAndrew Caple
KenzieAngie McKeown
DirectorJacquie Penrose

The OneWritten by Lindsey Post

RileyArchie McKeown
AnnaMae Elliott
JeanPhillippa Thorne
DirectorJoan Horton

The ButtonWritten by Tony Pipes

BennyHoward Alston
SarahIngrid Corrigan
DirectorRoger Wallsgrove

BumpWritten by Mark Wakeman

JenniferJo Langfield
PhilBrian O'Connor
DirectorAlan Welton

These plays were staged at Havant Arts Centre, East Street Havant - Bench Theatre's home since 1977. Each play was performed twice during the four days of the festival.

as follows:

Wednesday and Friday:
A Dangerous Woman
The Cramples Are Attacking
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Flat Pack Resolution

Thursday and Saturday:
The One
The Button


Festival Producer Robin Hall
Stage Manager Robin Hall
Assistant Stage Manager Diane Coates
Lighting Design Phil Hanley
Lighting Operators Simon Walton, Gina Farmer
Sound Design Phil Hanley
Sound Operators Megan Green, Paul Millington
Programme Design Dan Finch
Poster Design Dan Finch
Front of House Manager Robin Hall
Photographs Julie Wood
Construction Support Julie Wood

Production Photographs


A Dangerous Woman

The Cramples are Attacking

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Flat Pack Resolution

Cast and crew from Evenings 1 and 3



The One

The Button


Cast and crew from evenings 2 and 4

Cast and crew from all evenings