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Sad to learn of the death of Michael Twomey, RIP. Much loved by all amateur drama practitioners and festivals nationwide. He adjudicated the Open Finals in Athlone in 2007 and was a regular visitor to the Dean Crowe over many, many years. Ar dheis Dé a raibh a anam.

Winners 2017


Perpetual Trophy
1st Place: Dalkey Players with ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’
2nd Place: Moat Club with ‘The God of Carnage’
3rd Place: Prosperous Dramatic Society with ‘The Play about The Baby’

Best Director: Emma Jane Nulty of Dalkey Players for ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

Best Actor: Dermot Byrne of Dalkey Players for playing Gordon in ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

Best Actress: Kate Power of Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group for playing Agnes in ‘Agnes of God’

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Colm Linnane of Corofin Dramatic Society for playing Bartley in ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Maura Farrelly of Corn Mill Theatre Group for playing Madge in ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’

Best Stage Management: Emma Mulligan of Dalkey Players for ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

Best Stage Lighting: Barry Donaldson of Dalkey Players for ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

Best Stage Setting: John Clancy and Team of Corofin Dramatic Society for ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

Gormanstown Summer School Scholarship: Maura Lavelle of Dalkey Players for ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

ADCI/DLI Summer School Scholarship: Amanda Ryan of Prosperous Dramatic Society for ‘The Play about The Baby’

John Butler Scholarship to D.L.I. Summer School: Greg Mulcahy of Kilmeen Drama Group for ‘The Seafarer’

Abbey Award: Prosperous Dramatic Society will perform ‘The Play about The Baby’ on the Peacock Stage 1st – 3rd June