Young Actor of Mann

Young Actor of Mann 2021

Detail of the Young Actor of Mann  competition 2022 coming soon….


Young Actor of Mann 2020

In unconventional times the Young Actor of Mann competition had to adapt and our young finalists certainly proved they are a talented group of young people. The finalists recorded their performances on the 12th July 2020 which were then sent to the adjudicator, Robert Meadows, who selected the winner and runner up.

On Friday 31st July 2020 all the finalists performed their monologues to a live audience at the Empress Hotel. Robyn-Mae Lawler received the Olivia Black trophy presented in memory of Vivienne Hague from Vivienne’s granddaughter Michelle with Abigail Harrison as runner-up.

Congratulations to all our finalists.

Competition Workshop – Sunday 8th March 2020

The competition workshop was held in Onchan with our One Act Festival adjudicator, Sue Doherty presiding over our 11 competitors. Sue was so impressed with each individual that all 11 will be going through to the Young Actor final which will be held on the 15th April during the Easter Festival.  They will be competing for the Olivia Black Trophy.

The Young Actor finalists are: Abigail Harrison, Amy Gravestock, Kirsty Martin, Feena Wilson, Danielle Wilkinson, Robyn-Mae Lawler, Megan Hills, Anna Radcliffe, Michael Britton, Roman Trimble & Orry Wilson.

Competition Final – Wednesday 15th April 2020                                                                                                                                                at Studio Theatre, Ballakermeen High School, Douglas.

Young Actor of Mann 2019

The Winner was Abbie Williams and the runner up was Roman Trimble.

The Young Actor of Mann is an annual competition open to residents in the Isle of Man between the ages of 13 & 19 years.

As in previous years The Young Actor of Mann competition will be in two parts, the first the day after the One Act Play Festival with the Final taking place during the Easter Festival of Plays week.  The first part will be designed to develop your drama skills through an informal workshop from which our GoDA adjudicator will select the eight finalists.  The Final will allow you to prepare a piece of theatre on a specified theme and will be adjudicated by a different GoDA adjudicator

MADF provide a Bursary to the value of £500 for the winner to be used for a Drama related activity of their choice

The prize must be taken within 18 months of the Final taking place.



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