The drama festival in Ballinamore was a huge success with increased crowds and ten great plays and groups.
The thank you list is long and the organising committee are extremely grateful for the support they received from sponsors, audiences and prizes sponsored nightly for the raffle. They thank all who helped in any way, without you the week would not run smoothly.
The following are the winners:
Audience Award: The Corn Mill Theatre Group ‘The Devil’s Ceili’; Best Actress Confined: Michaela McManus playing part of Laura in ‘Nightmare’; Best Supporting Actress Confined: Kathleen Tierney playing Olive in ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’; Best Actor Confined: Maurice Keogh playing Sandbatch Daly in ‘The Wood of the Whispering’; Best Supporting Actor Confined: Eamon Gallagher playing Paddy King in ‘The Wood of the whispering’; Best Producer/ Director Confined: Peter Davey, ‘The Wood of the Whispering’; Best Actress Open: Ellen Corcoran playing Nora in ‘The Plough and the Stars’; Best Supporting Actress Open: Sarah Gallagher playing Annie in ‘The Steward of Christendom’; Best Actor Open: Padraig Broe ‘playing Thomas in ‘The Steward of Christendom’; Best Supporting Actor Open: Darragh Feeney playing Capt Brennan in ‘The Plough and the Stars’; Best Producer/ Director Open: Barbara Sheridan ‘The Steward of Christendom’; Best Set Sponsored by Michael & Siobhan McGuire: Estuary Players Dublin.
Adjudicators Award (Cleendargan Cup Sponsored by Damien & Rachel Prior) went to Mattie Joe Connolly playing Ulick in ‘Moll’. The Best Confined Play (A & M Martin Perpetual Cup) was ‘Wood of the Whispering’, The Phoenix Players Tubbercurry. Best Open Play (Leitrim Guardian Cup): ‘The Steward of Christendom’, The Moat Club Nass, Kildare.
Best Overall Play ( PJ Martin Memorial Cup) was ‘The Steward of Christendom’, The Moat Club Nass Kildare.