"The Friendly Festival"

Wed 23rd - Sat 26th May 2012

7.30pm 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 2 different plays on. Each evening is concluded by a verbal adjudication by our adjudicator.

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

Not awarded (only one entry in category this year)

Best Junior Individual Performance

Ben Hughes as Dad in Ernie's Incredible Illucinations (ACTS)

Best Youth Production

Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts  The Necklace by Tony Best

Best Youth Individual Performance

Sophie Diss as Simone in The Pen Of My Aunt (Wilmslow Guild Players)

Best Senior Production

Barton Theatre Company  An Extract from MacBeth by William Shakespeare

Best Senior Individual Performance

Ian McBride as Man in A Chip In The Sugar (Wilmslow Green Room Society)

Adjudicator's Award

Awarded to the young people involved in The Worker (ACTS)

The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic

Awarded to the company of Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts for the scene in The Necklace where they measured Mathilde for her ballgown


Press Articles

Article on www.wilmslow.co.uk


Running Order

Wednesday 23rd May, 7.30pm

Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts  The Necklace by Tony Best (Youth/Drama)

Barton Theatre Company  An Extract from MacBeth by William Shakespeare  (Senior/Drama)

Adjudication of the evening's plays

 

Thursday 24th May, 7.30pm

Wilmslow Green Room Society  A Chip In The Sugar by Alan Bennett (Senior/Drama)

Knutsford Little Theatre  Evensong by Edward Crosby Wells (Senior Drama)

Adjudication of the evening's plays

 

Friday 25th May, 7.30pm

ACTS  The Worker by Walter Wykes  (Youth/Drama)

ACTS  Ernie's Incredible Illucinations by Alan Ayckbourn  (Junior/Comedy)

Adjudication of the evening's plays

 

Saturday 26th May, 7.30pm

The Whitehead School of Dance and Drama  The Play's The Thing by Julia Whitehead  (Youth/Drama)

Wilmslow Guild Players  The Pen Of My Aunt by Gordon Daviot  (Senior/Drama)

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


Adjudicator

Our adjudicator this year is John Powell.