Skibbereen Theatre Society have qualified for the All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals, which take place in Claremorris, Co Mayo, from Friday, April 4th, to Saturday 12th, inclusive, with their production of No Romance by Nancy Harris.
They had their second victory of the campaign at the West Waterford Drama Festival in Ballyduff. There were no individual awards made there due to the adjudicator becoming ill during the course of the festival.
On Saturday night, March 29th, they won the Clare Drama Festival at Scariff, with Catherine Field and Fachtna O’Driscoll winning the Best Director title, Fachtna also taking the Best Supporting Actor award and Carmel O’Driscoll the Best Supporting actress.
Other festival results included second at the North Cork Drama Festival in Charleville, where Fachtna and Carmel O’Driscoll once again won Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, and their daughter Mary won the Best Supporting Actress Award. Skibbereen finished third at the drama festival in Claregalway with Sean McCarthy winning this third acting award of the campaign – Best Supporting Actor – and the group also taking a very well-deserved Best Stage Crew award.
Overall, Skibbereen had three wins, two seconds and a third placing in the six drama festivals they performed in. When the draw is made for the All-Ireland finals this Sunday, March 30th, further performance dates for No Romance at Skibbereen Town Hall will be announced here, so check back for details.