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Congratulations to all the Companies who brought us five very enjoyable productions and thanks to Clarence Players who brought us their hilarious One Act play when they had to withdraw their the full-length entry from the Competition.

Thanks also to our Sponsors and our Adjudicator, Chris Jaeger


Final Placings

 1st Newpoint Players, Newry – Happy Days

2nd Rosemary Drama Group- Nigel Slater's TOAST

3rd – Ballymoney Literary & Debating Society - Dear Lupin

4th - Bart Players - One Man, Two Guvnors




Certificates of merit Certificates of Merit were awarded to Geoff Gatt from Rosemary Drama Group for singing, playing and composing, to the singers and pianist from Bart Players and to Rory McCadden, also from Bart Players, for ‘cameo roles played to perfection’

The following cups and trophies were presented by Regis Professor Sir John McCanny, Patron of the Drama Festival:


  • Friers Trophy for Décor: Theatre 3 Newtownabbey – The Price

  • O’Cahan Cup for Décor: Rosemary Drama Group – Toast

  • Malachy McLaughlin Cup for Stage Lighting: John Beresford – Theatre 3 – The Price

  • Tom Dale Trophy for Best Supporting Actress: Lynn Gordon as Rachel Crabbe in Bart Players’  production of One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Tom Dale Trophy for Best Supporting Actor: Donal O’Hanlon as Willie in Newpoint Players’ production of  Happy Days

  • Dalriada Cup for Best Actress: Treasa Davey as Winnie in Newpoint Players’ production of Happy Days

  • Route Cup for Best Actor:  Mark Hughes as Nigel in Rosemary Drama Group’s production of Nigel Slater’s TOAST.

  • Vin Smyth Memorial Trophy for Best Producer: Ian McDonald – Rosemary Drama Group – Nigel Slater’s TOAST.

  • Edmund Gordon Memorial Trophy for Best Moment of Theatre: Elvis Presley - Dear Lupin – Ballymoney Literary & Debating Society.

  • Wreath Cup for Most Ambitious Choice of Play: Newpoint Players – Happy Days

  • Lord Antrim Cup for Best Comedy or Farce: Rosemary Drama Group  – Nigel Slater’s TOAST

  • Committee Cup for Overall Winner: Newpoint Players, Newry – Happy Days

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