One Acts Are Go!

Apr 21 2016 | By More

Finals of SCDA One-Act Fest open Church Hill tonight

The Scottish finals of the 2016 One-Act Festival open tonight, Thursday 21 April, at the Church Hill Theatre, with the Dingwall Players starting proceedings at 7pm.

The company is the first of eight taking part in the finals over three nights to Saturday. They comprise the winners and runners up of the four divisional finals in Scotland.

Leitheatre with Audience at Lochgelly Photo: Walter Hampson

Leitheatre with Audience at Lochgelly Photo: Walter Hampson

The Scottish winners will go on to compete in the British finals which this year will be held in Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre on July 2.

The Players will be staging Picnic on the Battlefields by Fernando Arrabal which won the Highland division heat. Edinburgh’s Leitheatre perform second with Michael Frayn’s Audience – which won the Eastern Division.

The final production of the opening evening comes from the Western Division winners, Crossmichael Drama Club with 27 Wagons Full of Cotton by Tennessee Williams.

On Friday, the Highland runners up, Lochcarron ADS will stage Cruise Missile by Jean McConnell with the Eastern Division runners up: Killin Drama Club’s Into The Mist by Helen Wyngard. They will be followed by the Northern Division runners up: Ad Hoc from Orkney with Degas C’est Moi by David Ives.

On Saturday, the two remaining clubs are the Western runners up: the Greenock Players with The Sociable Plover by Tim Whitnall and rounding off the competition, the Northern division winners: the Studio Theatre Group with A Bench at the Edge by Luigi Jannuzzi.

Tickets for each night are £14 with a pass to all three nights £38.

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