Arran’s weekend of Drama

Arran’s annual one act drama festival took place this weekend, presenting 5 plays from Lamlash, Whiting Bay and Shiskine drama groups.
The Lamlash Juniors presented the hilarious and bizarre Platform Party in which Shannon Galbraith won best actor for her part as Madge Davenport.
This was followed by Happy Deathday which won best play and also produced best actor (Allan Little) and best support (Steve Garaway). This was a chilling comedy-come – murder mystery.
On Saturday night the newly formed Whiting Bay juniors (all of primary age) presented Super Secret Surprise Casserole, which was an absolute joy, especially from children so young. This won the best moment of theatre award.
This was followed by AutoGeddon Revisited, written by Whiting Bay’s David Simpkin. A thought provoking polemic about the damage the oil industry (and cars) are doing to our planet. This unusual, well delivered play won the Millhill Players Trophy.
The evening was rounded off by Shiskine Juniors’ Catch as Catch Can – a spoof on Shakespeare’s Othello. Innis Thorburn scooped best youth actor trophy, and the play won Best Youth Drama Award.
The evening was adjudicated by the humorous and fair Dr Paul Dougall.

Whiting Bay Juniors – winners of the “Best Moment of Theatre” award