Junior Kaims class act in festival

Junior Kaims members Ashleigh Keenan, Hannah Thomson, Lauren Falconer, Emily Wood and Beth Holehouse are pictured on stage during their performance of 'A Few Hours' Community Service'.'Contributed photo
Junior Kaims members Ashleigh Keenan, Hannah Thomson, Lauren Falconer, Emily Wood and Beth Holehouse are pictured on stage during their performance of 'A Few Hours' Community Service'.'Contributed photo

LOCAL theatre group Junior Kaims took the Angus Youth trophy for the best youth team in this year’s Angus District Festival of One-act Plays.

Held in the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath, at the weekend, the 80th annual event, organised by the Scottish Community Drama Association (SCDA), was won overall by Carnoustie Theatre Club with Sam Ruddell’s production of ‘A Time for Farewells’, a poignant drama by Damian Trasler.

The Junior Kaims, consisting of Ashleigh Keenan, Hannah Thomson, Lauren Falconer, Emily Wood and Beth Holehouse performed ‘A Few Hours’ Community Service’ by Joe McDonagh, directed by Jade Butler and Chris Tomlinson and stage managed by Tom Moore.

They will now represent Angus in the Northern Divisional Youth Finals on Saturday, March 17 in the Birnam Arts Institute.

The trophies were presented on Saturday night by Sandy Somerville of the Kaims Players, who has for many years acted as stage director for SCDA Festivals.

Festival organiser John Fraser said: “The participants really enjoyed the event and the excellent facilities here at the Webster Theatre.

“We wish our local representatives all the best in the next round of the competition.”