RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival, Athlone – Celebrating 70 Years

Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

5th – 13th May 2022

Awards Night on Saturday 14th May 2022

Adjudicator – Michael Poynor (ADA)

Date Group Play Author Results
Wed 4th May *Glenamaddy Players The Cripple of Inishmaan Martin McDonagh
Thur 5th May Palace Players Chapatti Christian O’Reilly 3rd
Fri 6th May Kilmeen Drama Group  Conversations on a Homecoming Tom Murphy
Sat 7th May Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group The Good Father Christian O’Reilly 2nd
Sun 8th May Ballyduff Drama Group Rabbit Hole David Lindsay-Abaire 1st
Mon 9th May Butt Drama Circle An Incident with Dave Cotter Shaun Byrne
Tue 10th May Prosperous Dramatic Society God of Carnage Yasmina Reza
Wed 11th May Kilrush Drama Group Class Iseult Golden & David Horan
Thur 12th May Ballyshannon Drama Society All My Sons Arthur Miller
Fri 13th May Dalkey Players Eurydice Sarah Ruhl

*Glenamaddy came 2nd in the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals and will perform in a non-competitive capacity.

RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival Awards 2022

Abbey Theatre Award – Ballyduff Drama Group, ‘Rabbit Hole’

John Butler Scholarship to the DLI Summer School – Alison Murphy, Kilmeen Drama Group

ADCI/DLI Scholarship – Ronan Bennett, Ballyduff Drama Group

Best Stage Management – Ballyduff Drama Group, ‘Rabbit Hole’

Best Stage Lighting – Kevin McEvoy, Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group, ‘The Good Father’

Best Stage Setting – Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group – Kieran Tyrrell & Chris Atkinson

Adjudicator’s Award – Shaun Byrne, Butt Drama Circle for Extraordinary Writing

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Dermot Byrne as Lord of the Underworld, Dalkey Players

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Sharon Mawe as Peggy, Kilmeen Drama Group

Best Actor – Robert Massey as Alan, Prosperous Dramatic Society

Best Actress – Mary Colbert as Betty, Palace Players

3rd Place – Palace Players – ‘Chapatti’

2nd Place – Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group – ‘The Good Father’

Best Director – Ger Canning, Ballyduff Drama Group

Perpetual Trophy (1st Place) – Ballyduff Drama Group – “Rabbit Hole’