One Act Winners

Apr 24 2016 | By More

Studio Theatre Group win One-Act Fest

The Aberdeen-based Studio Theatre Group came away outright winners of the Scottish Community Drama Association’s 84th One-Act Festival at the Church Hill Theatre on Saturday 23 April 2016.

The company won the Wheatley Tassie for their production of A Bench at the Edge by Luigi Jannuzzie staring Scott Jamieson as Man One and Scott Neish as Man Two.

Killin Drama Club's Into the Mist won best stage decor. Photo Walter Hampson

Killin Drama Club’s Into the Mist won best stage decor. Photo Walter Hampson

This is the first time the company has won the competition in its 45 year history. The production was directed by Fiona Begg who also won the Connor Fisher Trophy for highest marks in direction.

The company will now go on to represent Scotland in the British finals which will be held at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July 2016.

Runners up in the Festival were the Greenock Players with The Sociable Plover by Tim Whitnall with Steve Gorman as Roy Tunt and Chris Gavin as Dave John. It was directed by Elaine Graham.

The Crossmichael Drama Club come in third place with their production of 27 Wagons Full of Cotton by Tennessee Williams, reviewed here: SCDA One-Acts.

The Donald T Farmer Trophy for best theatrical moment went to the Dingwall Players for their production of Picnic on the Battlefield by Fernando Arrabal (also reviewed here: SCDA One-Acts). Killin Drama Club received the Grampian Television Trophy for best stage decor for Into the Mist by Helen Wyngard.

The 2016 finals were adjudicated by Russell Whiteley.


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