Drama as players scoop top two places

03-04-2012. Picture Michael Gillen.  BO'NESS Barony Theatre. Barony Player chairwoman Wendy Turner and crew, with theatre award they have just won for 'Neville's Island'. Sandy Queenan, Lee Carson, Wendy Turner, Les Fulton and Mark Eggeling.
03-04-2012. Picture Michael Gillen. BO'NESS Barony Theatre. Barony Player chairwoman Wendy Turner and crew, with theatre award they have just won for 'Neville's Island'. Sandy Queenan, Lee Carson, Wendy Turner, Les Fulton and Mark Eggeling.
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IN WHAT could definitely make for a good script, the Barony Players of Bo’ness have won the Fraser Neal Trophy for their production of Neville’s Island by Tim Firth.

It was awarded by the Eastern Division of the Scottish Community Drama Association at Lochgelly Theatre last Saturday, in their full-length play competition.

And not just content to top the list of entrants, the Barony Players also took second spot, with their performance of John Byrne’s Cuttin’ A Rug.

While judges had given feedback to the respective casts and crews on the nights last year when they took in both plays, it was a nail-biting wait until last weekend to find out how they had fared.

Players chairwoman and director of Neville’s Island, Wendy Turner, said: “I think everybody had enjoyed Neville’s Island so much, we were absolutely thrilled to hear we had won.

“We knew it was a wonderful play and winning the trophy has confirmed that.”

Delighted to take the first and second slots, she added: “I think it’s just testament to the quality of performance that we put on at the Barony.”

The award has been made annually since 1949 and it is the first time the Players have won it.