Wednesday 19th - Saturday 22nd May 1999


The 1999 Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays, run by the Wilmslow Guild Players, was a huge success. It featured many varied one act plays from amateur dramatics groups throughout the area. As usual, the standard was particularly high. Many congratulations to all the winners below - we hope to see you all again at future festivals!

Running Order

  • 19th May
  • Shalom by Liz Sharp Fortune Youth Theatre
  • Hush Little Baby by Liz Sharp Fortune Youth Theatre
  • Green Forms by Alan Bennett Frodsham Players
  • 20th May
  • Elizabeth's Secret by Jo Wornell Hulme Hall School
  • A Cry from the Heart by Mavis Kinnersley 'Know Your Onions' Theatre Group
  • The Necessary Arrangements by Jo Wornell Hulme Hall School
  • 21st May
  • Limbo by Jerome McDonagh PADOS Junior Theatre
  • Dead End Job by Beverley Hancock Fortune Youth Theatre
  • Last Tango in Little Grimley by David Tristram PADOS
  • 22nd May
  • The Ragged School by Bill Owen Bollington Junior Festival Players
  • Whose Wedding is it Anyway? by Margaret Bower Wilmslow Guild Players

1999 Winners

Best Junior Production

Bollington Junior Festival Players - The Ragged School

Best Junior Individual Performance

Lauren Knights from Fortune Youth Theatre, playing Ute in Shalom

Best Youth Production

PADOS Junior Theatre - Limbo

Best Youth Individual Performance

Sarah Sharp from Fortune Youth Theatre, playing Clare in Dead End Job

Best Senior Production

PADOS - Last Tango in Little Grimley

Best Senior Individual Performance

Awarded jointly to Joan Hughes and Derinda Watson from Frodsham Players, playing Doreen and Doris in Green Forms

Adjudicator's Award

Liz Sharp of Fortune Youth Theatre for "sheer creative energy as an author and director"

The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic

Lilian Johnson of PADOS, for the "how dare you" arm flapping scene in Last Tango in Little Grimley


Liz Smith of Bollington Junior Festival Players receiving the Bext Junior Production Award for The Ragged School
Liz Sharp of Fortune Youth Theatre receiving the Bext Junior Individual Performance Award on behalf of Lauren Knights for Ute in Shalom
Susan Simons of PADOS Junior Theatre receiving the Bext Youth Production Award for Limbo
Sheila Ward of PADOS receiving the Bext Senior Production Award for Last Tango in Little Grimley
Joan Hughes of Frodsham Players receiving the Bext Senior Individual Performance Award for Doreen and Doris in Green Forms