FESTIVAL OF ONE ACT PLAYS.

Sunday 29th September 2019 at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes.

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Festival of One Act Plays was a huge success. Lowther Pavilion played host to the event for the first time and proved to be a perfect venue for our six theatrical companies to work in. A professional theatre with access to a superb lighting and sound technician, experienced stage manager and wonderful front of house personnel put the seal of excellence on this great event.

Adjudicator, Maryrose Swarbrick commented that she was impressed with ‘the amount of talent on display’ and the appreciative audience showed their enjoyment with enthusiasm after each performance – the penultimate play actually received a standing ovation. Praise indeed.

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The societies that took part this year were; Poulton Drama performing ‘Between Mouthfuls’ by Alan Ayckbourn. The Players Theatre performing ‘See You Tomorrow’ by Frank Vickery. Marton Operatic performing ‘Cox and Box’ by Gilbert and Sullivan. Audlem Theatre Company performing ‘Heavens Close (the care home from hell)’ by Colin Cliffe. ACross the Boards performing ‘One Is Too Many’ by Anna Cross. Fit N’ Active Theatre Company performing ‘Theatrical Digs’ by Jean McConnell.

The following trophies were awarded to;

Best Supporting Female Actor – Alison Shutt (Fit ‘N Active Theatre Company)

Best Supporting Male Actor – Jonathan James (The Players Theatre)

Best Female Actor – Amanda Dyer (Fit ‘N Active Theatre Company)

Best Male Actor – Colin Cliffe (Audlem Theatre Company)

Best Staging – ‘One Is Too Many’ (ACross the Boards)

Best Sound and Lighting – ‘Between Mouthfuls’ (Poulton Drama)

Best Director – Gareth Gibbs (The Players Theatre)

Best Play – ‘Theatrical Digs’ (Fit ‘N Active Theatre Company)

Many congratulations not only to all our prizewinners but to each and every one of you that contributed to making this such a memorable and enjoyable theatrical occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!

We are delighted to have the support of the Best Western Glendower Hotel, St Annes who have sponsored the Best Play trophy, the Dalmeny Resort Hotel, St Annes who have sponsored the Best Staging trophy and Mark F H Rae, Funeral Director, who has sponsored the Best Lighting and Sound trophy.

A heartfelt Thank You to these local businesses.

ENTRY FOR THE 2020 FESTIVAL IS NOW OPEN. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE FESTIVAL OF ONE ACT PLAYS CO-ORDINATOR, ANNA CROSS ON 07955821041 or anna.cross@hotmail.co.uk   (FOR DETAILS OR TO DOWNLOAD THE 2020 ENTRY FORM GO TO SYLLABUS > ENTRY FORM DOWNLOAD).

Maryrose Swarbrick ALAM
Maryrose Swarbrick ALAMOne Act Play Festival Adjudicator 2019

VIEW PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT ALL THREE FESTIVALS IN OUR PHOTO GALLERY SECTION – BLACKBURN DRAMA CLUB, POULTON DRAMA, OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY, ACROSS THE BOARDS AND ADJUDICATORS CHRIS MARLOW AND SUSAN MACKAY.