Kildare’s Silken Thomas Players through to All Ireland

Edwina and Ian Weir with Paula Dempsey Adjudicator at the Kildare Drama Festival
The people of Kildare town and surrounding areas were treated to a feast of drama from Thursday February 28 to Friday March 8 at the CYMS hall.

The people of Kildare town and surrounding areas were treated to a feast of drama from Thursday February 28 to Friday March 8 at the CYMS hall.

Local group, the Silken Thomas Players won its fair share of awards and is now through to the All Ireland finals in Athlone with four wins out of four on the circuit.

The group captured the overall title in the open section, and the Leinster Leader perpetual cup, with their production of Mercury Fur.

They also picked up awards for Myra Hynes who recieved the Betty McConville Trophy and Best actor for Colin Malone. James Murphy was presented with The Eddie Walker Cup. Sean Judge was awarded the McGrath Cup for Best Producer.

Other awards in the Open section were: Runner up Trophy - Corofin Drama Group, and Best Actress went to Maura Clancy from Corofin Drama Group,

The Paddy Tynan Cup (Best Producer Confined) went to Pat McGrath from Holycross/Ballycahill.

The Confined Runner up trophy was presented to Moyne Drama Group and the overall winner in that section was Holycross/Ballycahill.

The group also won the Playlight Trophy, and the Bill Rea Memorial Trophy, while Jacui Lacey won Best Actress and Derek Doherty won the Best Actor. Moyne Drama Group claimed the John Mangan Scholarship.