Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays

Throughout the earlier part of the year amateur groups from all over Wales have been competing to be one of the six highest scoring plays which will now compete over Friday and Saturday night for the right to represent Wales at the British Final Festival of One-Act Plays in July.


Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2022

27-28 May, The Welfare, Brecon Road, Ystradglynlais, SA9 1JJ

Adjudicator: Jan Palmer Sayer GoDA

Congratulations to Players' Theatre as they will represent Wales at the British Final Festival of One-Act Plays with 'Singing in the Wilderness'.

Gareth Gibbs from Players' Theatre was awarded the Lon David Memorial Award for Best Director and also the Bernleigh Award for Best Presentation.

Bec Smith from Llanymynech ADS won Best Elf Oil Trophy for Best Individual Performance for her performance in 'Fancying Sheep' and the Robert Fowler Unsung Hero Award was awarded to Rhodri Evans - Festival Stage Manager.

The British Final will be held 24-25 June, Pavilion Theatre, East Parade, Rhyl LL18 3AQ
Tickets available from


Friday 27th May

12 Hour Life - Glantawe Theatre Company

Music Lovers - Guilsfield  ADS

Singing In The Wilderness - Players Theatre Company

Saturday 28th May

Just Visiting - PMA Theatre

Blood On Canvas - Newtown MTC

Fancying Sheep - Llanymynech ADS


Runners up:

Bloody Actors - Rhyl Liberty Players
That's What Friends Are For - Llanymynech ADS

Tickets for the Final are available here



  • Maynard Cup – Best Overall Production.
  • Elf Oil Trophy – Best Individual Performance, introduced at the 1995 Wales Final (hosted by Pembrokeshire Drama Association) by the festival sponsors Elf Oil UK Ltd.
  • Bernleigh Award – Best Presentation, introduced by Bernie & Leigh Smailes at the 2000 Wales Final.
  • Crawshay Cup – Best Original Script receiving its premiere in the regional rounds, introduced at the Wales Final in 1986. The Crawshay Cup competition exists to encourage the writing of new material for the stage and to encourage amateur groups to perform new work. It is awarded annually to an original one act play receiving its premier in the rounds of the United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation – otherwise known as the regional one act festivals.
  • Bob McTurk Bursary – Awarded to the Most Promising Actor aged 18-25 in the regional rounds, introduced 2008. In memory of the late Bob McTurk, who was a former DAW Chair (1984-2004), the DAW Executive Committee elected to invest in the future of amateur theatre by creating a bursary for young people to attend DAW’s week-long Summer School.
  • Robert Fowler Unsung Hero Award – Awarded for backstage work, introduced in 2015 by DAW Trustee Sybil Fowler in memoriam of her late husband.
  • Lon David Memorial Award for Best Director – Awarded in memoriam of Lon David.


Updated May 2022

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