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The First Gnoel (Michaelmas, 2014)

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Follow the adventures of Fainon the Elf, Gnorman the Gnome and Ortant the Imp as they wrestle with existential crises of fantastical proportions. Along their way they will meet a talking moose with identity issues, a trio of all-powerful genies and a witless royal. But in the background lurks a wildlife documentary crew, and damn it, they are going to get their tragic ending even if it kills them (them being the other characters in the story). Can our heroes reach Christmas in time?


  • Fainon - Judith “Blimey, where did that come from” Moore (Balliol)
  • Gnorman - Sebastian “That's just how they grow in the magical garden” Fox (Mansfield)
  • Ortant - Emma “Tired of beating off one-eyed sea-serpents” New (St Hildas)
  • Steve - Benjamin “BREAK INTO CHRISTMAS” Kybett (Magdalen)
  • David Battenburg - Connor “Something Truly Unprecedented” Warden (St Edmund Hall)
  • Derek - James “Something Truly Unprecedented” Marsden (Corpus)
  • Jamie - Rhiannon “Somewhat Alluring” Main
  • Saeros - Jasper Rose “Ramaging hoard of hippopotami” Russell (Merton)
  • Theril - Josh “Ramaging hoard of hippoptami” Rampton
  • Erial - Anna “Terrifying Imp Leader” Spearing-Ewyn (St. John's College)
  • Ressive - Jessica “I'm 23 now mother!” Law (St.Anne’s)
  • Ersonal - Oliver “Factually accurate” Ellerton
  • Olite - Anna “You guys are pretty crap” Geissman
  • Ersonation - Maria “Secret Weapon” Stroyakovski (Keble)
  • Gnigel - Efi “Coulours of the (Trapped) Wind” Gauthier (St Hugh's)
  • Gnatasha - Beth “Sorry, did you say hippoptami?” Mabbutt (LMH)
  • Gnatalie - Lauren “Off to get smashed” Maly
  • Maximoose - Katie “I just wanted to sing along” Moore (Magdalen)
  • Tinsel - Yvonne “I just love making people happy” Diep
  • Bauble - Anna “Santa said…” Geissman
  • Jingles - Katheryn “You're on the nice list” Reece
  • Sparkles (Tuesday) - Elena “Merry Christmas” Harty (ex-Magdalen)
  • Sparkles (Wednesday & Thursday) - Ellie “He sees you when you're sleeping” Armstrong
  • Prince - Patrick “Come to my castle and wed me immediately” Kidger (Magdalen)
  • Genie 1 - Anna “Beautifully executed” Spearing-Ewyn (St. John's College)
  • Genie 2 - Karel “No longer effectively serves gravy” Lenc
  • Genie 3 - Karolina “I don't know what this is” Sakinyte


  • Written by - Judith “Wise, mysterious, all-knowing, graceful” Moore (Balliol)
  • Director - Elena “You should have brought a script on stage instead of a horse” Harty (Ex-Magdalen)
  • Assistant Director - Ellie “You’re going to find out who’s naughty or nice” Armstrong
  • Producer - Benjamin “Here’s how we take over the world” Kybett (Magdalen)
  • Musical Director - Connor “Something Truly Unprecedented” Warden (St Edmund Hall)
  • Technical Director - Richard “pilly” Owen (Ex-Lincoln)


Script and Programme

Flosscars Wins

Best HeroineEmma New (St Hildas) for Imp Ortant
Best Portrayal of a Member of a Different GenderSebastian Fox (Mansfield) for Gnorman and his rod
Best WriterJudith Moore (Balliol)
Best SongEmma New (St Hildas) for The Unimportant Song
Best cock-up during a performanceBenjamin Kybett (Magdalen) for Forgetting which way Christmas is and bumping into the Moose party
The “ Don't Shoot the Children in the Face” Award for Best Performance in a Schools/Homes show of a different part to in the student showElena Harty (ex-Magdalen) for Maximoose

Flosscars Nominations

Best HeroSebastian Fox (Mansfield) for Gnorman
Katie Moore (Magdalen) for Maximoose
Best Bad Guy/VillainAnna Spearing-Ewyn (St. John's College) for Imp Erial
Benjamin Kybett (Magdalen) for Steve
Best Portrayal of a Member of a Different GenderEfi Gauthier (St Hugh's) for Gnigel
Most Spurious AccentJames Marsden (Corpus) for The Cameraman's rapidly disintegrating Scouse accent
Best Directing TeamElena Harty (ex-Magdalen) and Ellie Armstrong
Best CostumeThe Gnome Hats
The Moose
Best PropThe tinsel barbed wire that almost always stayed up… almost…
Best cock-up backstage or during a rehearsalJessica Law (St.Anne's) for Realising that Moose-antler shadow puppets could be seen over the top
Best Ad LibEfi Gauthier (St Hugh's) for “I'm so shocked my beard's fallen off”
Josh Rampton for “Max! Stop eating the shit music- sheet music”
Connor Warden (St Edmund Hall) for An infuriated “THERE ARE BITE MARKS IN IT!” following moose-sheet-music-digestion
Best Worst Line-learnerConnor Warden (St Edmund Hall) for David Battenberg
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