The Wilmslow Festival Of One Act Plays

"The Friendly Festival"

Tue 13th - Sat 17th June 2017

June 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 several different plays on. Each evening is concluded by a verbal adjudication by our adjudicator.

Plays are entered into three categories: junior (under 14), youth (14-18) and senior. Awards are made on the Saturday night. The awards are:

We have a packed festival this year with fifteen plays - see the list below!

Confused? Still wondering what a "one act play festival" is? Look here.

Or read about the festival in this article in the Wilmslow Guardian.


Festival Running Order

Tuesday 13th June (ADULTS ONLY!)

  1. "Waiting for Elvis" Barton Theatre Company (Senior/Drama)
  2. "Slim Chance" Players Dramatic Society (Senior/Comedy)

Wednesday 14th June (ADULTS ONLY!)

  1. "Effie's Burning" Nantwich Players (Senior/Drama)
  2. "Consequences" CHADS (Senior/Drama)
  3. "Background Artiste" Manchester Athenaeum Drama Society  (Senior/Comedy)

Thursday 15th June

  1. "The Trouble with Teenagers" The Company, Heald Green Theatre(Junior/Other)
  2. "A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen" Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts (Junior/Comedy)
  3. "Oh Mr Shakespeare!" ACTS  (Junior/Comedy)

Friday 16th June

  1. "Sarah" Phoenix Dance and Drama (Junior/Drama)
  2. "Art is in the Eye of the Beholder" ACTS (Youth/Comedy)
  3. "Dreamjobs" Phoenix Dance and Drama (Youth/Drama)
  4. "Shop!" Wilmslow Guild Players (Youth/Comedy)

Saturday 17th June

  1. "The Chair" Hyde Little Theatre (Youth/Moral Tale)
  2. "A Talk in the Park" SADOS (Senior/Comedy)
  3. "Captive Audience" Wilmslow Guild Players (Senior/Comedy)

The Winners

Best Junior Production

The Trouble with Teenagers (The Company, Heald Green Theatre)

Best Junior Individual Performance

Lydia Ridgway as Queen Elizabeth I in Oh Mr Shakespeare! (ACTS)

Best Youth Production

Dreamjobs (Phoenix Dance and Drama)

Best Youth Individual Performance

Cora Bowers and Imogen Bradshaw as Sly and Crafty in The Chair (Hyde Little Theatre)

Best Senior Production

Consequences (CHADS)

Best Senior Individual Performance

Helen Gresty and Janan Chopra as Effie and Dr Kovacs in Effie's Burning (Nantwich Players)

The Geoffrey Reed Award for Best Director

Alyssa Stott and Jill Breckton for Sarah (Phoenix Dance and Drama)

Adjudicator's Award

Barbara Harris and Margaret Williams as Marjorie and Edna in Slim Chance (Players Dramatic Society)

The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic

Matt Beton as The Knight in Shop! (Wilmslow Guild Players)

Photos of the awards on Facebook