Encouraging start on festival circuit

Sean McCarthy (13) from Skibbereen Theatre Society receiving a special adjudicator’s award for his part in No Romance by Nancy Harris from Catherine Deasy, secretary of the West Cork Drama Festival.

Sean McCarthy (13) from Skibbereen Theatre Society receiving a special adjudicator’s award for his part in No Romance by Nancy Harris from Catherine Deasy, secretary of the West Cork Drama Festival.

It was a good weekend for Skibbereen Theatre Society as the first of the 2014 drama festival results came through, netting them a win, a second placing and several individual awards for their production of No Romance by Nancy Harris.

On Saturday night, they were delighted with the news that they had won the confined section at the Kerry Drama Festival in Castleisland, where the husband and wife team of Carmel and Fachtna O’Driscoll won Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively, while their daughter, Mary, shared the Best Supporting Actress award with her stage partner, festival debutante Isobelle Nealon, and Sean McCarthy won the Best Young Actor title. The Best Director award there was won by Catherine Field and Fachtna O’Driscoll.

On St Patrick’s Night, Skibbereen finished second at the West Cork Drama Festival in Rossmore and Mary O’Driscoll won the Best Supporting Actress award. Young Sean McCarthy won a special adjudicator’s award for his mastery of the nonchalant shrug!