Forfar Dramatic through to divisional final

Carnoustie Theatre Club took the top prize at the Angus District Festival of One-Act Plays, which was held in The Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath, at the weekend.

The 81st annual event, organised by the Scottish Community Drama Association, was won by Betty Gibson’s production of ‘Yellow on the Broom’, by Anne Downie, adapted from the novel by Betsy White (abridged). They were awarded the Ian McKay Trophy. Runners-up were Forfar Dramatic Society who presented ‘Hogmanay’ a hilarious Scots comedy by James Scotland. They were awarded the Kay Fleming Cup. The cast was Kay Brown, Bruce Martin, Ewan Phillip, Bill Atkinson, Laurie Wilson, Marley Laurie, Carolyn McLean, Leah Gow and Martin McLeod. The play was directed by Winnie Brown and the Stage Manager was David Allen.

Carnoustie Theatre Club and Forfar Dramatic Society will both now represent Angus in the Northern Divisional Finals which are being held from March 28 to 30 in the Webster Memorial where they will compete against winning teams from the other District Festivals held in Aberdeen, Birnam and Kirkwall.

Stage Stars from Carnoustie were awarded the Angus Youth Trophy for the best youth team in the Festival. They performed a new play ‘Children of the Future’ by Brian Dargie Lynch. The Shiells Trophy for best stage presentation went to Carnoustie Theatre Club for ‘Yellow on the Broom.’

Taking part for the first time was Forfar Academy who performed ‘The White Feather’ a play devised by the group and Kaims Players Juniors with ‘As We Forgive Those’. Glaxo Drama Club (Montrose) performed ‘Last Panto in Little Grimley’. The adjudicator was Paul Dougall from Hamilton.