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 184KB) 

 

Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2018

Next years final will be held on the 8th & 9th June 2018. The adjudicator will be Jan Palmer Sayer GoDA, further information TBA.

 

Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2017

Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2017

The Finalists

Friday 2nd June

  • Glantawe Theatre Company The Bus Stop at the End of the World by Robert Iles (South Breconshire)
  • Llanymynech ADS Nine by Jane Shepard (Montgomeryshire)
  • Colwyn Abbey Players The Bald Prima Donna by Eugene Ionesco (Conwy)

Saturday 3rd June

  • The Players' Theatre The Honourable Member by Jeremy Hylton Davies (Glamorgan)
  • The Unknown OUTCasts Future Shock by Richard Stockwell (Glamorgan)
  • Guilsfield ADS Doubles by Michael Frayn (Montgomeryshire)

 

The Winners

The Unknown OUTCasts have won this years Wales Final Festival with thier production of Future Shock.

The full list of winners are;

  • Maynard Cup – Best Overall Production: The Unknown OUTCasts Future Shock
  • Elf Oil Trophy – Best Individual Performance: Michelle Kay as Laura, The Unknown OUTCasts Future Shock
  • Bernleigh Award – Best Presentation: The Unknown OUTCasts Future Shock
  • Crawshay Cup – Best Original Script: The Honourable Member by Jeremy Hylton Davies (dedicated to his father who passed away in February)
  • Bob McTurk Bursary – Awarded to the Most Promising Actor aged 18-25 in the regional rounds: Michelle Kay, The Unknown OUTCasts Future Shock
  • Robert Fowler Unsung Hero Award – Awarded for backstage work: Guilsfield ADS Doubles

Photos from the weekend can be viewed here

Congratulations to all companies who took part throughout all the festivals held within Wales.

The Unknown OUTCasts will now represent Wales at the British Final Festival of One-Act Plays, further details 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 Assocition) 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 memorium of her late husband.
  • DAW Lifetime Achievement Award – Awarded in honour of contribution to amateur theatre within their area. Here is a list of recipients (PDF 238KB)

 

Updated June 2017

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