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Yellow Moon Theatre Group present ‘Any Given Day’
Jenny Ní Lucáis, Bradán, receives trophy for First Place in Open
Jenny Ní Lucáis, Bradán, receives trophy for First Place in Open

Photos from last night’s production of ‘Any Given Day’ by Yellow Moon Theatre Group and the prize-giving ceremony are now online in the Gallery, thanks to Festival Photographer John Fallon.

THE RESULTS OF THE 62nd BALLYSHANNON DRAMA FESTIVAL:

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Open Section:


1. Bradán Players ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’


2. Letterkenny Music and Drama Society ‘The Chronicles of Long Kesh’

3. Corn Mill Theatre ‘The Devil’s Ceilí

Best Actress: Helena Stout as Marsha in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Best Actor: George Hogan as George in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Best Producer: Jenny Ní Lúcáis, Bradán Players, ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Confined Section:


1. Phoenix Players ‘The Wood of the Whispering’


2. Pomeroy Players ‘Portia Coughlan’


3. DADS ‘On Such As We’

Best Actress: Mairead Eastwood as Portia Coughlan in ‘Portia Coughlan’ (Pomeroy)

Best Actor: Maurice Keogh as Sanbatch in ‘The Wood of the Whispering’ (Phoenix Players) 

Best Producer: Peter Davey, ‘Wood of the Whispering’ (Phoenix Players)

FULL LIST OF RESULTS:

  • Patsy Croal Blue Riband (Sponsored by Celtic Weave Ltd.): Bradán Players for ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’
  • The Maureen Gallagher Award for the Winner of the Open Section: Bradán Players for ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’
  • Second Place Open The C.J. King Award for Second Place in the Open Section: Letterkenny Music and Drama Society for ‘The Chronicles of Long Kesh’
  • The Jim Flynn Award for Third Place in the Open Section: Corn Mill Theatre for ‘The Devil’s Ceilí
  • The John Stephens Cup for the Best Producer in the Open Section: Jenny Ní Lúcáis for ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ (Bradán Players) (Nominations: Ronan Ward, Pluincéad O’Fearraigh, Jennie Lucas)
  • The Eoin Carney Award for the Best Actress in the Open Section: Helena Stout for Marsha in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ (Nominations: Eva Flanagan, Elaine Gillespie, Helena Stout)
  • The H.J. Travers Award for the Best Actor in the Open Section: George Hogan as George in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ (Nominations: Eddie Gallagher, Kevin Kelly)
  • First Place Confined The Commercial Hotel Cup for First Place in the Confined Section: Phoenix Players for ‘The Wood of the Whispering’
  • Second Place Confined The Catherine Breslin Award for Second Place in the Confined Section: Pomeroy Players for ‘Portia Coughlan’
  • Third Place in the Confined Section: DADS, ‘On Such As We’
  • Best Producer Confined The Hugh & Mary Daly Cup for Best Producer in the Confined Section: Peter Davey, ‘Wood of the Whispering’ (Phoenix Players)
  • Kathleen Fagan Award for the Best Actress in the Confined Section: Mairead Eastwood as Portia Coughlan in ‘Portia Coughlan’ (Nominations: Margaret Gilcoyne, Orla Togher)
  • The Saimer Cup/Paddy McLoone Award for the Best Actor in the Confined Section: Maurice Keogh as Sanbatch in ‘The Wood of the Whispering’ (Phoenix Players) (Nominations: Maurice Keogh, Ollie Turner, Denis Devlin)
  •  The Phil McLoone Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Young Person: Kate Gilmartin for Sheila in ‘The Wood of The Whispering’
  • Adjudicator’s Awards:
    • Supporting Actors: Pat Feely and Eamon Gallagher in ‘Wood of the Whispering’
    • Versatile Acting: Eoin Mc Ghiolla Bride for Toot and Others in ‘The Chronicles of Long Kesh’
    • Michelle Reade as Honey in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’
    • The Margaret McGinley Award for Best Lighting: Philip Mc Intyre ‘The Devil’s Ceilí’ (Nominations: Devil’s Ceili, Chronicles of Long Kesh, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf)
    • The Maureen Kane Award for Best Stage Manager: JC Bonnar for ‘Parlour Song’ (Butt Drama Circle)
    • The Mary Monaghan Award  for Best Set: Jonathan Finnegan for ‘The Devil’s Ceilí‘ (Nominations: Devil’s Ceili , Parlour Song, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf)
    • The Billy Myles Audience Award: Corn Mill Theatre Company ‘The Devil’s Ceilí’

    any givben dayTonight’s production is ‘Any Given Day’ by Linda Mc Lean presented by Yellow Moon Theatre Group. The play centres around a vulnerable couple desperately trying to cope with the world around them and a fledgling romance that promises warmth to people left in the cold. But, as in real life, everything does not run smoothly, small decisions have devastating impacts on those least expecting it and the audience are left questioning their own responsibilities and attitudes. Curtain at 7.30 to facilitate the Awards Ceremony following the public adjudication.

    'The Gingerbread Lady' won Second in Enniskillen Drama Festival, Rachel O'Connor won Best Actress and Sinead Luke won Most Promising.
    ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ won Second in Enniskillen Drama Festival, Rachel O’Connor won Best Actress and Sinead Luke won Most Promising.

    Congratulations to cast and crew of ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ on coming second in the Open category in the Enniskillen Drama Festival. In addition, Rachel O’Connor once again won Best Actress, Sinead Luke won Most Promising Actor, Ann Mc Hugh received a nomination for Best Director, Richard Hurst received a nominated for Best Actor and Conor Beattie was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Manuel.

    virginiaWTonight’s production is ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ by Edward Albee, presented by Bradán Players. first produced on Broadway in 1962, to critical acclaim. Set in America, in the living room of a house in a small New England college, Martha, daughter of the college president, unbeknownst to her husband Gerorge, a professor of history, has invited Nick & Honey, new arrivals to the college, for a late night gathering. What follows is a night of alcohol-fuelled and emotionally charged drama. This is a play in three acts with an interval. Curtain at 8.15pm.

    Pomeroy-Players-2014-460x334Tonight’s production is ‘Portia Coughlan’ by Marina Carr, presented by the Pomeroy Players. The play is set in the Belmont valley. The stage incorporates three spaces: the living room of Portia Coughlan’s House, the bank of the Belmont river and the bar of the High Chapperal. Portia Coughlan, who is now thirty, struggles to come to terms with the death of her twin brother 15 years previously. Her family seems unable to reach her and all who touch her life are inescapably aware of her turmoil. Throughout the play her energies are seen to have been consumed by the battle she fights between reuniting with Gabriel in death and escaping his fatal hold on her life. Curtain at 8.15pm.