30th Apr, 2017

This year's Worcestershire Theatre Festival at Droitwich's Norbury Theatre hailed the most successful one ever

THIS YEAR’S Worcestershire Theatre Festival which took place at Droitwich’s Norbury Theatre has been hailed as the most successful one ever by the organisers.

Speaking to The Standard Mark Moran said the crowds certainly turned out for the event which boasted 12 plays across two days from March 6 to 7.

“It was the best one we have done in terms of both audience numbers and enthusiasm. It really was a great weekend and we’ve had some fantastic feedback.”

The Monkey’s Paw by WW Jacobs, performed by The Mayhem Theatre Group won ‘best play’ and was the overall winner, also winning ‘best set’ and ‘best director’ with Linda Evans.

The Librarian by Stephen Moran was awarded ‘best original play’ and Ruth Cattell took ‘best actress’.

The ‘best actor’ title was shared by Alexander McDonald-Smth and Liam Alexandru for their performances of Like the Picture Productions’ Waiting for Mary.

The runner-up went to The Swan Youth Theatre with their production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

The ‘best young actor’ went to Issac Milne as ‘Joe’ in Stourbridge Theatre Company’s Hello Darkness My Old Friend and the ‘best young actress’ was judged to be Niamh McManus as ‘Rosalind’ in As You Like It.

The Monkey’s Paw will now go through to represent the area at the All England Festival.