MADF Festival of Plays 2019


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The Youth Arts Centre performing Free 9 at last year's festival. Image by Mike Trout.

One Act Play festival

MADF are pleased to be hosting the One Act Play festival at King’s Court Theatre, King William’s College, Castletown On Wednesday 13, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February.


CCTV Performed by The Service Players in 2018. Image by Mike Trout.

Opening Night

The opening night will be attended by MADF Patron His Excellency The Lieutenant Governor and Lady Gozney. There will be 6 plays spread over the the three evenings (no performance on Thursday night).

Each evening the plays will be adjudicated by Chris Baglin a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. This will be his first trip to the island and we very much look forward to hearing his comments.

We have a wide variety of plays with some  well known authors and a great opportunity for our talented actors and directors to present work that an audience may not get many opportunities to see.

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Cinderella performed The Youth Arts Centre by in 2018. Image by Mike Trout.

Young Actor of Mann

The Young Actor of Mann competition takes place on Sunday afternoon 17 February at 1.30pm at the Studio Theatre again adjudicated by Chris Baglin Goda.

This year is a little different in so far as there is no preliminary round and all competitors will perform 2 pieces on Sunday afternoon with the winner of the island’s most prestigious drama/musical award being announced at the end of the afternoon.

Please come along and support live theatre on the island. Tickets can be purchased on the door or in advance. Madf appreciate the support of the Isle of Man Arts Council.

Book tickets online.

Book on the phone: 0333-666-4466

A Look at the Programme and Plays


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The Department of Education, Sport and Culture
Rheynn Ynsee, Spoyrt as Cultoor
Isle of Man Government
Reiltys Ellan Vannin
Isle of man Government
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