First Place and Best Actor in Carrickmore, Best Supporting Actress in Glenamaddy

Rachel O’Connor (‘Evy’), Elaine Gillespie & Paddy Campbell (Letterkenny Drama Society), with Mary Daly and Ailis Mc Intyre (Ballyshannon Drama Society) at the final night of the Carrickmore Drama Festival

‘The Gingerbread Lady’ came first in the Carrickmore Drama Festival last night, giving Ballyshannon Drama Society 12 points securing their place in the final of the All-Ireland Drama Festival. In addition to winning the Open section, they also took home the Blue Riband trophy for the top scoring show. The Best Actor award went to Richard Hurst for his role as Jimmy Perry. John Travers collected the award for Best Décor. ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ was nominated in a number of categories: Best Actress (for Rachel O’Connor as Evy O’Meara), Best Costume, Moment of Theatre (for the first meeting of Evy and Polly), Supporting Actress (for Patricia Keane as Toby Landau and Sinead Luke as Polly O’Meara), Stage Management and Lighting. Meanwhile, in the Glenamaddy Drama Festival, Sinead Luke won the award for Best Supporting Actress, the production won Best Set and Best Lighting, and there were nominations for Rachel as Best Actress and for Best Sound.