Ury Players great showing

Russell Adams with the trophy for Best Stage Presentation
Russell Adams with the trophy for Best Stage Presentation

Ury Players continued their success this past week with their Youth team progressing in the SCDA One Act Play.

The SCDA (Scotttish Community Drama Association) One Act Play Competition held their District round at the Aberdeen Arts Centre this week.

Both adult team and youth team received some high praise for their contributions.

The youth team won their section and will go through to the next round which will be held at Birnam Institute on March 12 with their play ‘knock knock knock’.

Russell Adams from the Ury Players was full of praise for both teams when he spoke to the Mearns Leader this week.

Russell, wrote the original play Grave Concerns for the adult team.

He said: “Congratulations are due to the Ury Players youth team who won their section and went through to the next round of the competition.

“The adjudicator praised a lot of what they did and gave them some valid pointers to improve the piece for the next round.

“The adult team didn’t get through but did win the trophy for best Stage Presentation.

“The adjudicator said a lot of positive things about both plays and said he really enjoyed the performances.

“He particularly liked the fact that the teams had large casts and embodied the spirit of the SCDA which is Community drama as opposed to the two hander which won the competition.

“He also praised the adult team for tackling original work and sustaining interest over a longer piece of work which was quite demanding.”