Festival 2016

Another great week of drama was performed by the nine groups who participated in South Wicklow Drama Festival which took place in St. Brigid’s Hall. Each night the stage was transformed into a different world with each group erecting their own unique sets, which was one of the aspects that Alan Howley Adjudicator was extremely impressed by. The festival enjoyed full houses almost every night and there was a great build-up of excitement on Saturday night awaiting the final adjudication and results.

The Winners of the 2016 South Wicklow Drama Festival are…

Confined Section

1st – Take 5 with ‘Children of a Lesser God’
2nd – Lislea Dramatic Players with ‘The Prisoner of Second Avenue’
3rd – Ballycogley Players with ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

Open Section

1st – Bridge Drama with ‘Lost in Yonkers’
2nd – Gorey Little Theatre Group with ‘The Birds’
3rd – Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group with ‘Moonshine’


Confined Section:

Best Supporting Actress – Ellen Quirke, Take 5
Best Supporting Actor – Mike O’ Neill, Take 5
Best Actress – Sarah Jacob, Take 5
Best Actor – Chris Doyle, Take 5
Best Director – Noelle Clarke, Take 5

Open Section:

Best Supporting Actress – Mairead Ryan, Bridge.
Best Supporting Actor – Paul Tobin, Bridge.
Best Actress – Heather Hadrill, Bridge.
Best Actor – Rónán P. Byrne, Bunclody.
Best Director – Pat Whelan, Bridge.


Adjudicator Award 1 – Ferns Dramatic Society for ‘stage business’
Adjudicator Award 2 – Lislea for technical, theatrical business
Adjudicator Award 3 – Peter McCamley who played Louie in ‘Lost in Yonkers’
Best Comedy Performance (Jim Tighe Trophy) – Tim Connaughton – Moonshine
Magic Moment in Theatre (Pat Connaughton Award) – Dalkey Players
Audience Cup (Carnew Credit Union Award) – Bridge Drama with ‘Lost in Yonkers’
Best Presentation – Gorey Little Theatre Group for ‘The Birds’