The Ovation Awards

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FEBRUARY 2012:

Karen McCarthy, winner of Best Actor 2012, can be seen in a self-produced video to accompany her song 'Soup Kitchen'. Please click this link to watch Karen's video. Soup Kitchen 

 

JANUARY 2012:

Emma Rydal, (winner of the Audience Choice Award with 'One Last Walk' in 2010), has produced her piece as a 30 minute screenplay with her newly formed Cumbrian based theatre & film company. The film, 'One Last Walk', will be screened at the Kirkgate Arts Centre in Cockermouth on 12/1/12 & 25/2/12 (£5).  For more details of Emma's future screenings & live performances please click this link to be directed to La'al Marra's Facebook page: La'al Marra Facebook

Paul Ekert, winner of the 2011 Best New Writing Award (Judges Choice) with 'Man With A Plan' has recently updated his website. Please click the link to be directed to Paul's site. Paul Ekert

 

2011:

Emma Rydal, winner of the Audience Choice Award in 2010 with 'One Last Walk', has developed her play in to a one-act piece, renamed 'True'. This was accepted in to the 24:7 Festival (2011) and saw a rehearsed reading in Manchester by Maxine Peake, Brigit Forsyth & Roberta Kerr. It was later performed by Emma & Roberta Kerr at the 24:7, winning the Audience Choice Award and an Equity Award. Emma founded her own theatre & film company to stage this production, 'La'al Marra Productions'.

In April 2011 Andy Moseley, one of the 2010 finalists, won a new writing award at a one-act play festival held at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, Surrey. Andy won the award for a half hour version of his Ovation entry 'A Bridge Game Too Far'.