There were shocks a-plenty for the home side when Kathleen Barrington announced the results of the Amateur Drama Festival (confined) at Lislea on Saturday night.
Here are the results in detail:
Best Lighting Kevin McAvoy Playboy of the Western World
Best Set design Ger Ryan Playboy of the Western World
Audience award Stage Fright, Omagh
Best Moment of Theatre Denis Ross, Philadephia Here I Come
Most Challenging Play Liam Daly Portia Coughlan
Adjudicator award Rodolpho: Dermot McAleer. Pomeroy
Best producer John Goodfellow, Pomeroy
Best Stage Management, Orla Murphy, Kathleen O’Hare, Brian Fitzpatrick, Lislea
Best Actor Plunkett Nugent, Pomeroy
Best Actress Beatrice McNulty : Cass in “Loves of Cass Maguire”
Best supporting Actor Michael Dunbar Playboy
Best Supporting Actress Shanna Gourley Pomeroy
Runners Up Stage Fright Omagh
Best Overall Pomeroy
There Aidan McpArland won Best Actor for his role as Charley The Gent (Johnny Friendly’s right-hand man) in “On The Waterfront”.
The excellent Walter Bradley took the gong for Best Supporting Actor.
Overall the team came a very respectable Second Place.
But qualification for the All-Ireland Finals is certainly now in doubt!
NB Brian Fitzpatrick of Lislea’s successful stage management will shortly be recounting here his experiences from last year’s very successful Lislea run with Brian Friel’s Freedom of the City.