Drama accolades are presented at annual dinner

David Cairns from sponsor NFU Mutual and YFCU President Roberta Simmons are pictured with members of Finvoy YFC who were awarded first place in the One Act Drama Festival for their production of Whose line was it anyway? Also pictured, Rachel Campbell, Finvoy YFC and Charlotte Taylor, Finvoy YFC who were given Certificates of Merit for Acting. Best Producer was awarded to Stephanie Fulton and Karena Shaw from Finvoy YFC for Whose line was it anyway?
David Cairns from sponsor NFU Mutual and YFCU President Roberta Simmons are pictured with members of Finvoy YFC who were awarded first place in the One Act Drama Festival for their production of Whose line was it anyway? Also pictured, Rachel Campbell, Finvoy YFC and Charlotte Taylor, Finvoy YFC who were given Certificates of Merit for Acting. Best Producer was awarded to Stephanie Fulton and Karena Shaw from Finvoy YFC for Whose line was it anyway?

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) drama dinner recently took place at the Tullyglass House Hotel in Ballymena to celebrate the success of the Association’s 2016 drama season.

Sponsored by the NFU Mutual Insurance Society Limited, the YFCU One Act and Three Act drama festivals took place in venues throughout Northern Ireland and showcased the talent that exists within the association. Each of the evenings were a great success and well supported by the public.

At the drama dinner, the results of the adjudication of all the plays were revealed and the prizes were read out by YFCU President Roberta Simmons.

The results of the One Act and Three Act Drama Festival are as follows:

One Act Awards & certificates

Certificates of Merit for Acting: Hannah Kirkpatrick, Kilraughts YFC; Rachel Campbell, Finvoy YFC; Charlotte Taylor, Finvoy YFC; Alison Rea, Donaghadee YFC; Lewis Crockett, City of Derry YFC

Most Promising Actor: Ross Lorimer, Lisnamurrican YFC in ‘More Tea Vicar’

Most Promising Actress: Sara Townley, Newtownards YFC in ‘Nearly Departed’

Certificate of Merit for Production: Kilraughts YFC for ‘A.K.A Charlie’

Best Set: Kilraughts YFC for ‘A.K.A Charlie’

Best Moment of Theatre: Cappagh YFC for ‘Baby Birth’ in ‘Cappagh Care Centre’

Best Producer: Stephanie Fulton & Karena Shaw, Finvoy YFC for ‘Whose line was it anyway?’

1st place - Perpetual Challenge Cup & plaque: Finvoy YFC for ‘Whose line was it anyway?’

2nd place - Kilraughts YFC for ‘A.K.A Charlie’

3rd place - Newtownards YFC for ‘Nearly Departed’

Three Act Awards and Certificates

Certificates of Merit for Acting

Lorraine Lyons – Moycraig YFC for playing Lily

Rebecca Stewart – Moycraig YFC for playing Mrs Monteith

Mark McAllister – Moycraig YFC for playing Herbie

Adam McAuley – Glarryford YFC for playing Mickey

Most Promising Actress: Cathy Knowles – Glarryford YFC for playing Sarah

Most Promising Actor: John McIllrath – Glarryford YFC for playing Badger

Certificate of Merit for Production: Moycraig YFC for ‘Removal of motor cycle helmet’ scene in Act 1

Best Set: Moycraig YFC

Best Producer: Mrs Alison Caldwell & Mr Kenneth Rock, Glarryford YFC

1st place: Glarryford YFC for ‘Anyone could rob a bank’.