"The Friendly Festival"

Wed 25th - Sat 28th May 2011

7.00pm start each night


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

This is a great opportunity to see some really exciting and varied drama from all over the North West. Groups are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes and each evening has 3 or 4 different plays on. Each evening is concluded by a verbal adjudication by our adjudicator Hilary Egan.

Awards are made on the Saturday night. The awards are:

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

The Results

Best Junior Production

Mossley A.O.D.S.  Junior/Drama  Can You Hear The Music by David Campton

Best Junior Individual Performance

Emily Refern as Josh in Bang Bang You're Dead (Mossley A.O.D.S.)

Best Youth Production

Not awarded (only one entry in category)

Best Youth Individual Performance

George McGough as Hodge in Fool's Errand (ACTS)

Best Senior Production

CHADS  Senior/Drama  Something Unspoken by Tennessee Williams

Best Senior Individual Performance

Awarded jointly to Tracy Burns and Kathryn Way as Cornelia Scott and Grace Lancaster in Something Unspoken (CHADS)

Adjudicator's Award

Maria Gooch as Mother in Cut It Out (PADOS) for raw emotion, use of silence and controlled solo speeches

The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic

Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts  Junior/Comedy  The King of Spain's Treasure by Geoff Bamber - awarded because it was "magic"


Press Articles

Bill Beton appeared on David Chadderton's Theatre Show on Canalside Community Radio (102.8FM) talking about the festival on 12th May 2011.

You can listen to a podcast version of the broadcast here. It starts about 3 minutes in.

Article on www.wilmslow.co.uk


Running Order

Wednesday 25th May, 7.00pm

Mossley A.O.D.S.  Junior/Drama  Can You Hear The Music by David Campton

ACTS  Junior/Comedy  An extract from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Mossley A.O.D.S.  Junior/Drama  Bang Bang You're Dead by William Mastrosimone

ACTS  Youth/Drama  Fool's Errand by Margaret Wood

Adjudication of the evening's plays

 

Thursday 26th May, 7.00pm

PADOS  Senior/Drama  Cut It Out* by Trevor Suthers

Shoreline  Senior/Drama  A Payment Unkind by James Chalmers

'Know Your Onions' Drama Group  Senior/Drama  One Season's King by George MacEwan Green

Adjudication of the evening's plays

 

Friday 27th May, 7.00pm

Chelford Players  Senior/Comedy  Rusticesses - The Wives' Tales by Bob Tucker

CHADS  Senior/Drama  Something Unspoken by Tennessee Williams

Manchester Athenaeum Dramatic Society  Senior/Comedy  Woman Alive by John Tully

Adjudication of the evening's plays

 

Saturday 28th May, 7.00pm

Nantwich Players  Senior/Comedy  Alternative Accommodation by Pam Valentine

Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts  Junior/Comedy  The King of Spain's Treasure by Geoff Bamber

Wilmslow Guild Players  Senior/Comedy There's Something About Bernard by Richard James

Adjudication of the evening's plays followed by presentation of the Awards

 

*Contains strong language


Adjudicator

Our adjudicator this year is Hilary Egan.