Easter Festival of Full Length Plays

Gaiety Theatre
Saturday 20th – Friday 26th April 2019

Picture by David Streames

GoDA Adjudicator: Jill Colby

Easter Festival of Full Length Plays 2019

Saturday 20th April

Mutley & Minques: Theatricus Dramaticus present:
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sunday 21st April 

Rushen Players present:
Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton

Monday 22nd April 

Hog the Limelight present:
A murder is announced by Agatha Christie

Tuesday 23rd April

A selection of plays from the 2019 One Act Festival:

Legion Players – Ivy

Broadway Theatre Company – Mother Figure

Rushen Players – A Cream Cracker under the Settee

Wednesday 24th April

Bejou Productions present:
Benefactors by Michael Frayn

Thursday 25th April 

Martello Productions presents:
Portia Coughlan by Marina Carr

Friday 26th April 

Wellington Theatre Company present:
Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams


Each play is followed by an adjudication by a member of The Guild of Drama Adjudicators. After which there will be an opportunity for the directors, actors and crew to meet and discuss the adjudication with the adjudicator in the Green Room at the Empress Hotel, where a nightly social occasion is open to all groups and audience members following the evenings performances. 

Participating groups can find all the documentation they will need for festival preparations here.

For details of the prizes, please see the Awards pages

The winner of Best Play may go forward to compete in the British All Winners Festival

Entering the festival

Easter Play Festival Entry Form 2019 (PDF)
Easter Play Festival Rules (PDF)

Closing Date for Entries: Saturday 1st December 2018
Festival Play Selection Date: by Early January 2019

For any further information you may require please email: secretary@madf.im

Buying tickets

When on sale, tickets will be available from the Gaiety Theatre Box Office, 01624 694500 or online via the Villa Gaiety website.

If you are a Friend of Manx Drama, you will receive the opportunity to book tickets in advance of general release – visit the Friends page for more details.