One Act Play Festival

The One Act Play Festival 2019:
Wednesday 13th, Friday 15th and  Saturday 16th February
King’s Court Theatre, KWC

GoDA Adjudicator: Chris Baglin

Join us for a whirlwind of activity that features enthusiastic and talented artists from all over the Isle of Man.

Enjoy a daring, imaginative and diverse collection of one act plays. An affordable, enjoyable way to experience the pulse of the Manx drama scene.

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.

Festival Program can be view MADF 2019 OAPF Prog


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

Ivy by James Hogan presented by The Legion Players

After decades of loyal service at her once-beloved hotel in the north of England, Ivy is pushed into retirement.  She has a final reckoning with long-time colleague, waiter Victor, before leaving forever.

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee by Alan Bennett presented by  Rushen Players

Fiercely independent octogenarian Doris, a widow, lives in fear of being consigned to Stafford House, a Care Home.  Away from homehelp’s watchful eye, she sustains a “dusting related” injury.  The day progresses to night, Doris is left alone with her memories ………



Customer Services by Lisa Creighton presented by The Service Players

Gary works at the Customer Services desk of Life Inc

Mrs Worthington’s Daughters by Mark Rees presented by Broadway Youth Theatre

16 year old Melanie is determined to succeed in show business.  She fails but her friend Tracy doesn’t – but at what cost?  Melanie tries to withdraw from the rat-race with tragic consequences

The Librarian by Stephen Moran presented by  Rushen Players

The action takes place through the eyes of The Librarian. Her story is complex, engaging and intimate. She relates her memories and important incidents from the past, both real and imagined, events which propel her to an inevitable, emotional conclusion.

‘Mother Figure’ from Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn presented by Broadway Theatre Company

A mother is unable to escape from baby talk in this short play from the collection “Confusions”.  The play deals with the human dilemma of loneliness

Adjudication and awards will take place after a short interval on Saturday evening.

Tickets available online from or by phone from Ticketsource Box Office 0333-666-4466
Ticket prices are:  Individual evenings: adult £10, concession £7.50
Full Festival Pass/Season ticket: adult £27, concession £22