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The 2015 Haddon Cup

The 2015 Haddon Cup

The 2015 Haddon Cup was held on Sunday October 4th in front of a large audience of dons, parents and Radleians in the Theatre. This year, as Director of Drama RML observed, saw the highest standard yet and the Haddon Cup was won by B Social – with H Social, ‘Cancer’ and J Social, ‘The History Boys’, especially commended.

The winning B Social Shells performed the short play ‘Hillsborough’, which the adjudicator, David Tudor, who recently played Art Garfunkel in ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’, judged the best out of ten “very strong groups and individual performances”. The ‘Most Promising Actor’ award went to Thomas Isaacs, from J Social’s version of ‘The History Boys’.

Every October, every single one of the new Shells takes part in the Haddon Cup, acting on stage in front of a large audience. The Haddon Cup, a drama competition between Socials, is entirely directed and produced by the boys themselves – with 6.1s in each Social directing the ten-minute plays and often writing them: as in the case of the winning entry, written by Sebastian Berger (above with the Trophy), and the H Social entry, ‘Cancer’, written by Arran Ryder and Sven Winkler von Stiernhielm. From start to finish, those involved have only four weeks to perfect their performances.

Below: RML and David Tudor

 

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