One Act Play Festival

The One Act Play Festival:

Thursday 3rd March to Saturday 5th March 2022

Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man

GoDA Adjudicator: Robert Meadows

The programme for the 3 nights is:
Thursday 3rd March

“The Droitwich Discovery” by Nick Warburton – Rushen Players

Not Stratford, but Droitwich, not just Shakespeare but a Tudor Shakespeare with soliloquy and dialogue as exciting as would be expected, if not quite as predictable, on a day out for four theatre lovers.

“All by Myself” by Robert Scott – The Service Players

Larry has been shipwrecked on a desert island for 7 years all on his own. Or so he thought – his space becomes rather crowded as he finds he wasn’t alone after all.

Friday 4th March

“The Musicians” by Patrick Marber – Stage One Drama School (Youth entry)

The orchestra of Rilley Road, a state school is to give a concert in Moscow at the European Festival of Youth. Their instruments are impounded by customs but luckily Alex, the Russian Janitor, comes up with a plan to save the day.

“The Nativity Play” by Daphne Caine – The Service Players

Miss Lipton’s class always presents an outstanding Nativity play. We meet the members of her class and their funny, heart-warming preparations for the festive production.

The Youth awards will be presented after the adjudication of the adult play on Friday night.
Saturday 5th March

“The Lover” by Harold Pinter – Hog the Limelight

To all outward appearances Richard and Sarah are a respectable married couple. Behind closed doors however, the couple enjoy a surprising and intriguing arrangement. We find out how this couple have found an unconvenential way to cope with extra-marital temptation.

The awards will be presented at our end of season party at The Falcon’s Nest.

Tickets for our One Act Play festival are now on sale! Why not buy a season ticket for only £30 and enjoy 3 nights of drama with our Saturday awards ceremony at The Falcon’s Nest.

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The team receiving the highest mark in both Youth and Adult categories will be eligible to compete in the next round of the North West All England Theatre Festival in England. 

For details of the prizes, please see the Awards pages .

One Act Play Festival Rules (PDF)