Young dramatists rewarded

Skegness Playgoers Youth Festival winners
Skegness Playgoers Youth Festival winners
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YOUNG amateur dramatists recently took to the boards to perform and compete against their fellow thespians during an annual two day theatre festival.

Skegness Playgoers hosted the 14th Youth One Act Festival at the Embassy Theatre, welcoming nearly a hundred keen young actors from across Lincolnshire and beyond.

The event gives young dramatists the chance to perform with the impressive stage facilities of the Embassy Theatre and receive professional feedback and advice.

Skegness Playgoers vice chairman Jenni Blankley said: “It’s very educational for the children and gives them the opportunity to become better actors and to build their confidence.

“Skegness is one of the few independent festivals that gives young people the chance to put their own plays on.”

Following a rich and varied selection of plays, adjudicators Paul Fowler, Anne Key-Huckerby and the Mayor of Skegness Coun Steve Kirk, selected winners in each of the seven categories,

Many of the trophies went to Penguin Pie Productions from Bridlington, however the Andrea Hall Trophy for Best Young Actress went to Karon Deeks of Skegness Playgoers Youth Theatre.

l Pictured: the winners.