"The Friendly Festival"

Wed 26th - Sat 29th May 2010


Once again, May sees the return of our annual competitive Festival of One Act Plays, featuring many varied one act plays from amateur dramatics groups throughout the area. The awards are:

  • Best Production (junior and senior)
  • Best Individual Performance (junior and senior)
  • The Adjudicator's Award
  • The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic


Check out the article on wilmslow.co.uk


Running Order

Wednesday 26th May, 7.00pm

M.A.D.S.  Senior/Comedy  The Erpingham Camp by Joe Orton

Hyde Little Theatre  Junior/Comedy  Round the World with Class Six by Nick Warburton

Bollington Festival Players  Senior/Comedy  Last Tango in Little Grimley by David Tristram 

Thursday 27th May, 7.00pm

The Whitehead School of Dance and Drama  Junior/Story  The Willow Pattern by Jackie Robertson

Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts  Junior/Comedy  A Right Royal Mess by S.J. Edwards

The Whitehead School of Dance and Drama  Junior/Drama  Rats by Liz Sharp

Shoreline  Senior/Drama  Prelude to Macbeth by James Chalmers

Friday 28th May, 7.00pm

P.A.D.O.S.  Senior/Comedy  The Last Bread Pudding by Nick Warburton

Wilmslow Guild Players  Junior/Comedy  Hell Has Our Phone Number by Nicole Villacres

'Know Your Onions' Theatre Group  Senior/Drama  In the Blinking of an Eye by Jeremy Hylton Davies

Saturday 29th May, 7.00pm

The Really Useful Reject Players  Senior/Comedy  Blue Suede Blues by Diana Raffle

Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts  Junior/Comedy  Bonding by Geoff Bamber

Nantwich Players  Senior/Drama  A Dog's Life by Pam Valentine

Wilmslow Guild Players  Senior/Comedy  White Lies by Richard James


Radio Articles

Tony Barker from the Theatre Show on Canalside Community Radio (102.8FM) interviewed the winners of our one act play festival and the adjudicator Garth Jones. You can download and listen to MP3s of the interviews below.

Article before the festival (3.6MB, 8 minutes)

Interview with senior winners John Clarke and Tom Brooks (4MB, 4.5 minutes)

Interview with junior winner Isabel Wheatland (1.7MB, 2 minutes)

Interview with adjudicator Garth Jones (3.6MB, 4 minutes)


The Results

Best Junior Production

Hyde Little Theatre  Junior/Comedy  Round the World with Class Six by Nick Warburton

Best Junior Individual Performance

Isabel Wheatland as The Queen in A Right Royal Mess (Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts)

Best Senior Production

Bollington Festival Players  Senior/Comedy  Last Tango in Little Grimley by David Tristram

Best Senior Individual Performance

Tom Brookes as Ben in A Dog's Life (Nantwich Players)

Adjudicator's Award

Shoreline  Senior/Drama  Prelude to Macbeth by James Chalmers

The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic

'Know Your Onions' Theatre Group  Senior/Drama  In the Blinking of an Eye by Jeremy Hylton Davies - awarded for the chemistry between the two actors