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19 September, 2019


Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays 2019



Photo: Matt Beton receiving the Syd Mence Cup for a Piece of Theatre Magic at the 2017 festival


Wilmslow Guild Players will be running their annual festival of one-act plays (11th-15th June 2019) at Wilmslow Guild on Bourne Street.

The Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays has been running since 1932 and will see a wide selection of short, one-act plays presented by groups from all over the North West.

Each night there are several plays from different societies.

Each play is rehearsed and produced by the entering societies, and they bring them to the festival for the audience’s enjoyment and also to compete for awards.

Each evening ends with a verbal adjudication by independent adjudicators James Chalmers and Sue Bence.

Awards for the best plays and performers are made on Saturday 15th June.

“This is a great opportunity to see a whole range of theatre from many groups across the area,” said festival organiser Janet Douglas.

“We have entries from adult societies, but also entries from junior (13 and under) and youth societies (14-18).”

Entries in the festival come from ACTS, Players Dramatic Society (Cheadle Hulme), Wilmslow Green Room Society, Green 19, Nantwich Players, Whitehead School of Dance and Drama, Chelford Players, Knutsford Little Theatre and (the festival’s hosts) Wilmslow Guild Players.

Wilmslow Guild Players’ entry is called “A Ringing of Doorbells” by Thornton Wilder. It will appear on Saturday 15th June and is being directed by Matt Smith.

Janet commented: “It’s really good to see so many theatre groups coming together to put on such a range of interesting plays.

“Whichever night you come you can be sure to see an entertaining selection of theatre, comprising both drama and comedy.”

The running order for the festival is published on the Guild Players’ website:

Each evening starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £4 for each night.

Tickets can be booked online at, or by emailing [email protected] or calling 01625 520 126.


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