The opinion of the Adjudicator seldom tallies with my own – and so it is again. I will report however, without comment, the final results from the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Newry Drama Festival.
Premier Award : Rosemary Drama Group, Belfast : When we are married
Runners-up: Ballyduff, Waterford: The Crucible
Third: Silken Thomas: Jerusalem
Fourth: Newpoint: Beauty Queen of Leenane
Most Ambitious Choice: Silken Thomas : Jerusalem
Best Producer: Rosemary
Best Actor : Liam Quinlivan as Rooster in Jerusalem
Best Actress: Eithne Bell as Mum in Beauty Queen of Leenane
Best young actor: Rosemary
Audience Award : Rosemary
Best Stage Manager: Ballyduff
Best Decor: Ballyduff
Best Lighting: Ballyduff
Best Moment of Theatre: Silken Thomas
Best Music and Sound: Ballyduff
Best Costumes: Ballyduff
Best Technical Production: Silken Thomas
A long week’s rest is called for.
It won’t happen!