Crematorium drama wins One Act Play contest

The eighth Isles of Scilly One Act Play Festival was held before a packed audience on Sunday (May 12th).

Mainland adjudicator Paul Dodgson said all four scripts were "page turners" and it was difficult to choose between them.

The subject matter ranged from a competitive pub quiz on Scilly and a toxic relationship between a married couple to a depressed undertaker and two German sisters discussing love and death after the First World War.

The winner - voted for by the audience and adjudicator - was Wednesday Afternoon at the Crematorium by Steve Sims, starring Tony Dingley and Gail Sibley.

Steve credited Gail and Tony (pictured above) for his win, saying he didn't like his play when he wrote it.

"I didn't think it was very good really," he said. "I like to have a decent end and I thought the end was a bit trite. But Tony and Gail completely brought it to life. They transformed it and turned it into what I think now is a good play. So I'm delighted to have won it. And I think everyone else did really well."

Other plays performed on the night were written by Karrie Skaife, Steve Ryman and event organiser Jenny Byers, with cast members Sue Hodgson, Becky Hicks, Tim Dean, Linda Thomas, Freya Jenkins, Jeremy Brown, Jenni Burrows, Will Garratt and Geri Bright.


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