Results from 74th Ballymoney Drama Festival

THE winners from the 74th Ballymoney Drama Festival, which ran from March 4 - 9, are as follows:

Committee Cup for Overall Winner: The Clarence Players – Taking Sides

Lord Antrim Cup for Best Comedy/Farce: Newpoint Players – Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Dead

Route Cup for Best Actor: Roger Jennings for his performance as Major Steve Arnold in The Clarence Players’ Taking Sides

Dalriada Cup for Best Actress: Dorothy Wiley for her performance as Dorothea in the Theatre 3 production Eleemosynary

Tom Dale Trophy for Best Supporting Actor: Paul McParland for his performance as Hamlet in Newpoint Players’ Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Dead

Tom Dale Trophy for Best Supporting Actress: Andrea Brown for her performance as Emmi Straube in The Clarence Players’ Taking Sides

Vin Smyth Memorial Trophy for Best Producer: Des Loughridge – The Clarence Players – Taking Sides

Malachy McLaughlin Cup for Stage Lighting: Newpoint Players – Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead

Wreath Cup for Most Ambitious Choice of Play: Newpoint Players – Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead

O’Cahan Cup for Décor: Alan Marshall who designed 3 sets in the festival for Bart Players, The Clarence Players and Rosemary Drama Group

Edmund Gordon Memorial Trophy for Best Moment of Theatre: Rosemary Drama Group – The White Rose

Friers Certificate for Décor: Newpoint Players – Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Dead

Certificates of Merit:

John Beresford for Sound and Lighting in Theatre 3’s production of Eleemosynary

Heidi Stewart for her performance as Mrs Lyons in Holywood Players’ production of Blood Brothers

Phelan Hardy and Cathan Hardy for their performances as the Eddie and Micky in Holywood Players production of Blood Brothers

Killian Foy as Rosencrantz and Michael Murphy as Guildernstern in Newpoint Players’ Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead

Cathal Murphy who played the flute in Newpoint Players’ Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead

Sandra Ardill who played Annette Reille in Bart Players’ God of Carnage

Overall Placings:

1st The Clarence Players – Taking Sides; 2nd Holywood Players – Blood Brothers; 3rd Newpoint Players – Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Dead; 4th Theatre 3 - Eleemosynary.