Amateur actor’s success at Rose Bowl Awards

PUBLISHED: 17:00 30 October 2015

John Prescott. Photo by Stewart McPherson.

John Prescott. Photo by Stewart McPherson.


A Clevedon man is ‘overwhelmed’ after picking up an acting award at a prestigious amateur theatre celebration event.

John Prescott, aged 24, won the Albert Brown award for best actor in a musical at the Rose Bowl Awards held last week.

John, who lives in Hazell Close, was selected for the prize thanks to his portrayal of Emile de Becque in South Pacific, a show put on by Clevedon Light Opera Club (CLOC) in July.

He said: “I joined CLOC as part of a family tradition. I have been a member of CLOC from a very young age and have played many leading roles throughout that time.

“My dad, Jeff Prescott, has been a member since the 1960s and music has always been part of my life.

“I am completely overwhelmed to receive the Rose Bowl as there are many other actors who get nominated for these awards.”

John is currently in rehearsals for Sister Act, which will be CLOC’s 100th production and will be performed in March next year. He is also a singer as part of JP Crooner and The Steve Doig Trio, who will be performing Swing into Christmas at Princes Hall in Princes Road on December 13.

More than 350 people attended this year’s awards ceremony with 100 entries being received for this year’s competition.

The Rose Bowl Awards are an annual event aiming to support and encourage amateur theatre by providing a way for actors, directors and other crew members to share in each other’s success.

For more information on CLOC, click here and for further details on the awards, log on to the official site

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