Letterkenny Drama Festival a huge success

Feedback from past festivals was so positive that Letterkenny has been given the All Ireland One Act Drama finals next year from December 1st to 3rd. This will be a major event bringing hundreds of drama enthusiasts and the cream of one act productions to the town.

Letterkenny Drama Festival a huge success

Staff Reporter editorial@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

The fourth Letterkenny One Act Drama festival took place in An Grianan Theatre last weekend and audiences were entertained to nine top quality performances.

The nine one-act plays came from all four provinces over the three nights in both “confined” and “open” sections.

Paula Dempsey gave a very positive adjudication of the nine plays and both audiences and participating groups were more than complimentary of her remarks each night.

In the “open” section best play, best director, (Gus Hanley), best actress, (Maura Farrelly) an adjudicator award, (Brian Murphy) and best technical award went to Corn Mill Theatre Company, Leitrim, for their production of “Tom Clarke’s One True Love”, written by group member and actor Killian McGuiness.

This group also were winners the Blue Riband Award.

Best actor in the “open” went to George Hogan as “Walter” in Lucan’s “Subtraction”.

In the “confined” section, best director, (Ann C Molloy), best play, best actress, (Niamh Flanagan) and best actor, (Michael Teveran), went to Glenamaddy Players' production of “The Problem”, by A.R. Gurney.

Two other adjudicator’s awards went to, Gregg Mulcahy as the glue sniffer in the “open” section’s “Homeless” by Cork group, Tadgh An Astna, and Dee Fox in the “confined” section for her role in Gunpowder’s production of Hugh Leonard’s Pizzazz.

The committee would like to thank all their sponsors without whom the festival could not be possible, the staff in An Grianan, and all who supported the festival in any way.

Feedback from the past festivals was so positive that Letterkenny has been given the All Ireland One Act Drama finals next year from December 1st to 3rd.

This will be a major event bringing hundreds of drama enthusiasts and the cream of one act productions to the town.

Early booking is recommended as tickets will be in demand.