New Ross fares best in One-Act All-Ireland drama

IMELDA McDONAGH announces the winners of the All-Ireland One-Act Drama festival 2018 in Kilmuckridge.

The All-Ireland One-Act Drama Festival has ended at Kilmuckridge, but there is little consolation for participating Wexford groups, although New Ross Drama Workshop will be happy with a runners-up prize in the confined section.
Coolgreany’s production of Mr Foot didn’t figure seriously in the Open Section that was won by the Moat Club Naas production of Jimmy Murphy’s acclaimed play What’s Left of the Flag.
Gunpowder Productions took the major honours in the Confined Section with Wittgenstein In The West by Stephen Toomy, with the New Ross production of Don Nigo’s Spectre in the runner-up spot.
OPEN SECTION;
1st. WHAT’S LEFT OF THE FLAG by Jimmy Murphy performed by Moat Club.
2nd. WHERE IS THIS MALABAR performed by Palace Players.
3rd. AUBADE by Mark Yeates perrformed by Bradán Players.
CONFINED SECTION;
1st. WITTGENSTEIN IN THE WEST by Stephen Toomey performed by Gunpowder Productions.
2nd. SPECTRE by Don Nigo performed by New Ross Drama Workshop.
3rd. SMILE HANDSOME by Liz O’Hanlon performed by Baileborough Drama Group.
Chairman Liam Buttle, Festival Director Michael Johnston and Chairman of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland, Aidan Reidy commented on the high standard of the festival plays, and complemented all who made the Kilmuckridge festival such a wonderful success
AUDIO ADDITION; Adjudicator Imelda McDonagh announces the winners in the KMH Hall on Sunday night.

 

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