Leitheatre tops one-acts

Feb 24 2019 | By More

Zoo Story takes first place at One Act Fest

Leitheatre has taken first place at the Edinburgh District round of the SCDA’s One Act Festival at the Church Hill Theatre this week with Edward Albee’s Zoo Story and got highest marks for acting.

Mill Youth Theatre won the Colin Peter Memorial Trophy for Youth Festival winner with their production of Zero for Young Dudes! by Alistair McDowall and, as they entered into both the youth and open competitions, were also eligible for and won the Best Moment of Theatre award.

Bull from Arbery Productions came second and won the prize for best stage presentation

Adjudication was by Dr. Russell Boyce, former head of drama at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire. Companies are awarded marks for stage presentation, direction, acting and dramatic achievement.

Second placed was Arbery Productions with Bull by Mike Bartlett, which also won the award for highest mark in Stage Presentation.

Coming third and also winning the award for highest marks in Production was the EGTG with An Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang directed by Jenny Tamplin.

Taking fourth place and also going through to the Eastern Division Festival in April at the Church Hill Theatre, was Edinburgh Theatre Arts with The Cagebirds by David Campton.

There were nine entries from seven companies in the Open competition and four entries from two companies in the youth competition, all four of which will go through to the Eastern Division Youth Final.

Listings and Links

SCDA Eastern Division One Act Festival Final 2019
Church Hill Theatre, 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Adjudicator: Jan Palmer Sayer.
Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 April 2019.
Evenings 7pm.
Tickets: https://www.scdaedinburgh.org.uk/page76.html
Full details of who is playing on which night will be published once the winners of the Fife and Stirling  District festivals are known.

SCDA Eastern Division Youth Final
Regal Theatre Bathgate
Adjudicator: Ron Nicol.
Sunday 31 March.

Full details of the entries to the Edinburgh and District round of the festival are here: One Acts Ride Again.


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