Award winners

Confined Section:

  1. 'The Playboy of the Western World' by Kilmuckridge Drama Group
  2. 'Brighton' by Skibbereen Theatre Society
  3. 'The Quiet Moment' by Kilworth Drama

Open Section:

  1. 'Rabbit Hole' by Ballyduff Drama Group
  2. 'Chapatti' by Palace Players
  3. 'Class' by Kilrush Drama Group
  • Barry's Tea Golden moment of theatre: Kilmuckridge Drama Group for 'The Rope Scene' in 'The Playboy of the Western World'
  • Adjudicators awards:
    -Sound: Ballyduff Drama Group for the video tape of young Danny in 'Rabbit Hole'
    -Stage management: Michael O'Mahony, Teresa O'Mahony, and Kathleen O'Sullivan in 'Conversations on a Homecoming' by Kilmeen Drama Group
  • Seamus Ahern Memorial Award for 'Most promising young performer': Ronan Bennett as 'Jason' in 'Rabbit Hole' by Ballyduff Drama Group
  • Jerry Hickey Memorial Award for 'Most Entertaining Play' (audience vote): 'The Quiet Moment' by Kilworth Drama
  • Best Lighting: Billy Casey and Cillian Cotter for 'Rabbit Hole' by Ballyduff Drama Group
  • Best Presentation: Production team for 'Chapatti' by Palace Players, Kilworth
  • Best Set: Donie O'Sullivan for 'Rabbit Hole' by Ballyduff Drama Group
  • Best Supporting Actress in the Confined Section: Annette McCarthy as 'Widow Quin' in 'The Playboy of the Western World' by Kilmuckridge Drama Group
  • Best Supporting Actor in the Confined Section: Richard Devereux as 'Old Mahon' in 'The Playboy of the Western World' by Kilmuckridge Drama Group
  • Best Actress in the Confined Section: Carmel O'Driscoll as 'Lily' in 'Brighton' by Skibbereen Theatre Society
  • Best Actor in the confined section: Moss Carroll as 'Dad' in 'The Quiet Moment' by Kilworth Drama
  • Best Supporting Actress in the Open Section: Sheila Wall as 'Missus' in 'Conversations on a Homecoming' by Kilmeen Drama Group
  • Best Supporting Actor in the Open Section: Michael Dunbar as 'Brian Costello' in 'Class' by Kilrush Drama Group
  • Best Actress in the Open Section: Mary Colbert as 'Betty' in 'Chapatti' by Palace Players
  • Best Actor in the Open Section: John Stack as 'Howie' in 'Rabbit Hole' by Ballyduff Drama Group
  • Best Producer in Confined Section: Anthony O'Connor director of 'The Playboy of the Western World' by Kilmuckridge Drama Group
  • Best Producer in Open Section: Ger Canning director of 'Rabbit Hole' by Ballyduff Drama Group

Tickets

40th West Waterford Drama Festival
Friday 4th March to 12th March 2022. Check out the festival line up and a synopsis of the plays being performed.

Bookings: On 058 60456 from Monday 21st February 2022 - 2pm - 8pm

Festival Ticket prices:
Nightly tickets are €15 and concessions €10
Season Tickets are €90 and includes Festival Programme

Location

If using Sat Nav, be careful when inputting. There are at least three Ballyduffs in County Waterford. In particular, there is a village called Ballyduff about five miles from Waterford City. This is not us! Coordinates 52° 08' 51" N, 8° 03' 06" W will get you pretty near the correct Ballyduff! more

 

About The Festival

Since 1981, West Waterford Drama Festival is held in Ballyduff during March. Over three decades of dramatic excitement, community endeavour, investment in friendship and sheer good fun. All driven by an ethos of volunteerism, community and good humour. more

Supported by Waterford City &
County Council's Arts Festivals Grants