Manx Amateur Drama Federation (MADF) are delighted to announce Lloyds Bank as the sponsors for our Young Actor of Mann. This competition has been running for over twenty five years and is now a biennial event open to island young people between the ages of 13 to 19. See the Young Actor of Mann page for more details with entries closing on January 13. The competition will take place at Ballakermeen High School’s Studio Theatre on Saturday 30 March. The adjudicator will be Chris Baglin an experienced member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA).
Matt Beresford Island Director (IOM) Head of Operations & Community Bank said he was delighted Lloyds Bank were sponsoring the Manx Amateur Drama Federation Young Actor of Mann award in 2024. The award is a real celebration of the islands emerging talent and we’re proud to play our part in supporting this brilliant initiative.
Chair of MADF Sharon Walker said this most prestigious event for young people was a marvellous opportunity to compete and possibly win the prize, which is a week at a Drama school in the UK. The partnership with Lloyds Bank is very exciting and helps our commitment to nurturing young talent on the island. Many of the past winners and participants of this competition have gone on to successful professional careers and have returned to become leading actors in our own theatre world on the island.
- Michael Lees