Drama Festival 2015

Posted May 21, 2015 by WI Staff in Event Reports

The annual WI Drama Festival took place in Carrickfergus on 18th April 2015. Even though there were fewer entries this year, it still proved to be a great day of entertainment. There were two sketches- ‘Never Say Never’ from Kells & Connor WI and ‘A Bit Of A Pickle’ from Armoy WI.  There was just one play, ‘Home From Home’ by Muckamore WI. Each sketch and play had been written and produced by a WI member. The adjudicator was Mr Arthur Webb and he commented that it was quality not quantity that mattered- and we certainly had plenty of quality!


The winners were as follows:


-Nancy Orr Trophy – Overall Best Sketch Suitable For Area Or Institute Entertainment – Armoy WI


-Dorothy Robb Salver – Best Producer Of A Sketch – Beverley Simpson, Armoy WI


-Grace Cup – Best Actress In A Sketch – Nancy Orr, Armoy WI


-Unetta Burrel Cup – Best Costume In A Sketch – Rosemary Gamble, Armoy WI


-May Mitchell Cup – Best Sketch Written By A WI Member – Marie Mewhaw, Kells & Connor WI


-Ulster Cup – First Overall Play‘Home From Home’ by Muckamore WI


-Robert Smyth Trophy – Best Producer Of A Play – Elizabeth Gray, Muckamore WI


-Nan Whyte Trophy – Best Overall Actress – Ruth Wilson, Muckamore WI


-Cuthbertson Rose Bowl – Best Costume In A Play – Jean McCollam, Muckamore WI


-Christina McKeown Memorial Cup – Best Play Written By A WI Member – Elizabeth Gray, Muckamore WI


-North West Drama Trophy – Best Moment Of Theatre – Kells & Connor WI


-Ivy Pentland Cup – Best Supporting Actress In A Play/Sketch – Lynne Francey, Kells & Connor WI




The Muckamore WI cast with their trophies:

Iris Maughan, Joan Gray, Adjudicator Arthur Webb, Ruth Wilson, Lynda Brown, Jean McCollam, Elizabeth Gray, Federation Chairman Margaret Collinson, Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Ethel Simpson and Margaret Dean.





The talented Kells & Connor ladies:

Eleanor Worthington, Rosemary McAllister, Jill Crockard, Sharon Graham, Lynne Francey, Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Ethel Simpson, Adjudicator Arthur Webb, Marie Mewha and Federation Chairman Margaret Collinson.





The Armoy WI award winners:

Angela McClure, Anne Patton, Gloria Hassal, Rosemary Gamble, Katy McCurdy, Inez Richmond, Arts Sub-Committee Ethel Simpson, Beverley Simpson, Mr Arthur Webb, Nancy Orr and Federation Chairman Margaret Collinson.






WI stars of the stage!


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