Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays

Throughout the earlier part of the year amateur groups from all over Wales have been competing to be one of the six highest scoring plays which will now compete over Friday and Saturday night for the right to represent Wales at the British Final Festival of One-Act Plays in July.

Rules for the Festival can be found here (PDF 130KB)

 

Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2020

The festival will be held on 5-6 June 2020 at The Welfare, Ystradgynlais. The adjudicator will be Jan Palmer Sayer GoDA. Further details TBA

 

Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2019

Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2019

7-8th  June at Theatre Clwyd, Mold. The adjudicator was David Price GoDA.

 

Friday 7th June 2019

  • Three More Sleepless Nights, The Actors Studio (Montgomeryshire)
  • The Waiting Room, Nannerch Players (Clwyd)
  • All by Myself, Rhyl Liberty Players (Clwyd)

Saturday 8th June 2019

  • 100, Cardiff Players (Glamorgan)
  • The Proposal, Phoenix Theatre Company (Clwyd)
  • Constellations, The Unknown Theatre Company (Glamorgan)

Runner up: Different Way to Die, Guildsfield ADS (Montgomeryshire)

This years winners at the Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2019;

  • Maynard Cup – Best Overall Production: Constellations, The Unknown Theatre Company
  • Elf Oil Trophy – Best Individual Performance: awarded jointly to Andrew Machin as "Roland" & Kimberley Littlechild as "Marianne" in Constellations, The Unknown Theatre Company
  • Bernleigh Award – Best Presentation: All by Myself, Rhyl Liberty Players
  • Crawshay Cup – Best Original Script: We Are Stronger Together by Matthew Fisher
  • Robert Fowler Unsung Hero Award: Richard Jones CCTA Festival Organiser
  • Lon David Memorial Award for Best Director: Alice Eklund for Constellations, The Unknown Theatre Company

Photos of the awards presentation available here

 

The Unknown Theatre Company will represent Wales at the British Final Festival of One-Act Plays, further info can be found here

 

Awards

  • Maynard Cup – Best Overall Production.
  • Elf Oil Trophy – Best Individual Performance, introduced at the 1995 Wales Final (hosted by Pembrokeshire Drama Association) by the festival sponsors Elf Oil UK Ltd.
  • Bernleigh Award – Best Presentation, introduced by Bernie & Leigh Smailes at the 2000 Wales Final.
  • Crawshay Cup – Best Original Script receiving its premiere in the regional rounds, introduced at the Wales Final in 1986. The Crawshay Cup competition exists to encourage the writing of new material for the stage and to encourage amateur groups to perform new work. It is awarded annually to an original one act play receiving its premier in the rounds of the United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation – otherwise known as the regional one act festivals.
  • Bob McTurk Bursary – Awarded to the Most Promising Actor aged 18-25 in the regional rounds, introduced 2008. In memory of the late Bob McTurk, who was a former DAW Chair (1984-2004), the DAW Executive Committee elected to invest in the future of amateur theatre by creating a bursary for young people to attend DAW’s week-long Summer School.
  • Robert Fowler Unsung Hero Award – Awarded for backstage work, introduced in 2015 by DAW Trustee Sybil Fowler in memoriam of her late husband.
  • Lon David Memorial Award for Best Director – Awarded in memoriam of Lon David.

 

Updated June 2019

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