The fifth Isles of Scilly One Act Play Festival took place on Sunday and was the best yet according to adjudicator Paul Dodgson.

The subject matter ranged from historical pieces based around The Peasant’s Revolt and the history of the Telegraph Tower to a modern day family drama with the afterlife and a pantomime also thrown into the mix.


The winner was The Ties That Bind Us, by Jon Mackenzie, which was a gentle family gathering with a shocking revelation.


In making the presentation Paul said: “I’ve been coming here for five years and every year wealth of subject matter amazes me. I think they won’t pull it off yet they do.”


The only downside was that the audience struggled to see much of the action in the Church Hall venue, as much of the content required the cast to be seated.


The Town Hall was once again unavailable, which has been a source of great angst for St Mary’s Theatre Club over the past three years and in January they cancelled their annual pantomime for the first time in the 50-year history of the club.

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