Ury Players to compete in Orkney

From Heather, Ury Players Secretary

Local amateur dramatics group, Ury Players, will be opening the Northern Divisional round of the Scottish Community Drama Association (SCDA) Festival of One Act Plays in Kirkwall, Orkney on Thursday 23rd March.

The group are delighted to be making the journey to the island after coming 2nd in the Aberdeen District round of the competition in February at Culter Village Hall. Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Players took the top spot and are closing the festival on Saturday.

Performing “Finding Goddard” by Deborah Hugill, the team are definitely representing the community side of things, with a mammoth cast of 11 ranging from teenagers to more senior members, with a range of dramatic experiences – novice to stalwart.

Director Garry Brindley chose the play to get as many people involved as possible after another successful pantomime in December. His aim was to give anybody in the group that wanted to, the chance to perform in a different space to new audiences.

Ury Players have entered the competition, which showcases plays which a duration of 20 to 55 minutes and has been a fixture in the dramatics calendar since 1927, for many years, but the adult team haven’t got through to the Northern Divisionals since 2014. They have also previously had great success in the youth element of the festival with their younger members.

The winner of this round in Orkney will go on to complete in the Scottish Final in April.

Break a leg to everyone involved with this production.