Richard Stanway received the award for Best Actor at the Avon One-Act Festival. Well done Richard..!

Preview Evening at the Parish Hall - Wed 14 Feb at 8pm.

Avon One-Act Festival - Friday 23rd Feb 2007 at The Blakeney Theatre, Weston-super-Mare

Cheltenham One-Act Festival - week of 5th to 7th March 2007

The Bet - by Miles Malleson - from a short story by Tchekov

Directed by June Cross

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"The Bet" is about a dinner party thrown by a banker for some male acquaintances. The banker is a bombastical, egotistical man who is used to snapping his fingers and everyone running to see what he needs. The novelist has travelled the world for his stories and is interested in everything. Then there is the young lawyer who, though poor, has just bought a house that the banker wanted for his daughter.

During the course of the party a bet is made between the banker and the lawyer, that the lawyer can be locked away for ten years in solitary confinement without going mad. If he does this the banker will give him a million pounds. If he asks to come out before the deadline he must give the banker his house.

The Doctor, the last man at the party, tells them they are crazy. The bet is set and the play follows the results in a series of dinners over the ten years. The end has a sting in its tail.

June Cross

 The Lawyer

  The Doctor

  The Novelist

  The Banker






Stage Manager 


Richard Stanway 'Best Actor'

Danny Rogers

Bob Allen

Matthew Godsell

Gaynor Clark

Christine Rogers




Alan Cross

Mark Whitehouse



Danny                                      Bob                                Matthew                                    Richard

Gaynor                                                                                                                                Christine