Wilmslow Guild Players
The Wilmslow Festival Of One Act Plays

"The Friendly Festival"

11th - 15th June 2019

7.30pm start each night

June sees the return of our annual competitive Festival of One Act Plays, featuring many varied one act plays from dramatics groups throughout the area.

This is a great opportunity to see some really exciting and varied drama from all over the North West. Groups are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes and each evening has several different plays on. Each evening is concluded by a verbal adjudication by our adjudicator.

Plays are entered into three categories: junior (under 14), youth (14-18) and senior. Awards are made on the Saturday night. The awards are:

Confused? Still wondering what a "one act play festival" is? Look here.

Or read about the 2017 festival in this article in the Wilmslow Guardian.

Festival Running Order

Tuesday 11th June

  1. "Hiss the Villain" by A R Taylor & W Ernest Cossons  ACTS (Junior/Comedy)
  2. "The Anderson" by Kathy Mead  Players Theatre  (Senior/Drama)

Wednesday 12th June

  1. "The Wine Tasting" by Ronnie Dykstra  Wilmslow Green Room Society  (Senior/Comedy)
  2. "Ernie's Incredible Illucinations" by Alan Ayckbourn  ACTS  (Youth/Comedy)

Thursday 13th June

  1. "Shuffle, Ball, Changed" by Adam Colclough  Green 19  (Senior/Drama)
  2. "Albert" by Richard Harris  Nantwich Players  (Senior/Comedy)

Friday 14th June

  1. "Along the Yellow Brick Road" by Julia Whitehead  Whitehead School of Dance and Drama  (Youth/Fairy Tale)
  2. "High Steaks" by Andrew Bawn  Chelford Players  (Senior/Comedy)

Saturday 15th June

  1. "52 Pickup" by Carolyn Gage  Knutsford Little Theatre  (Senior/Drama)
  2. "A Ringing of Doorbells" by Thornton Wilder  Wilmslow Guild Players  (Senior/Drama)


Our adjudicators for the 2019 festival were James Chalmers and Sue Bence.

The Winners

Best Junior Individual Performance

Lion in Along the Yellow Brick Road (Whitehead School of Dance and Drama)

Best Youth Production

Ernie's Incredible Illucinations  (ACTS)

Best Youth Individual Performance

Ernie in Ernie's Incredible Illucinations (ACTS)

Best Senior Production

The Anderson   (Players Theatre)

Best Senior Individual Performance

Elbie and Ralph in The Anderson   (Players Theatre)

The Geoffrey Reed Award for Best Director

A Ringing of Doorbells  (Wilmslow Guild Players)

Adjudicator's Award

High Steaks  (Chelford Players)

The Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic

Hiss the Villain (ACTS)