Ury Players to compete

Ury Players Youth team

Ury Players Youth team

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Local drama group Stonehaven Ury Players are to compete in the SCDA (Scotttish Community Drama Association) One Act Play Competition in the District round at the Aberdeen Arts Centre this week.

The club have two entries, one in the adult section and another in the youth section.

The adult team of the Ury Players

The adult team of the Ury Players

The adult play is called Grave Concerns and is an original play written by club member Russell Adams who is also directing the play. It is on at the Arts Centre on Saturday, February 27.

The youth play is called Knock, Knock, Knock by Bob Eccles and is being directed by ex youth members Heather Stewart and Sophie Angus.

It is on at the Arts Centre on Friday February 26.

Ury Players were successful at the Aberdeen District round of the 2015 SCDA One Act Play Festival.

The adult team received the trophy for Best Moment of Theatre, whilst the youths won Best Performance by a Youth Team.

The drama group which turns 62 this year have had success in the One Act Play Competition with long standing member Russell Adams winning The Scott Salve for his playwriting skills.

If they are successful the teams will go through to the Divisional round of the competition which for the adults would be in Aberdeen Arts Centre again and for the Youth would be in the Birnham Arts Centre in Perthshire.

The club has entertained locally in a variety of ways - musicals, pantomimes, plays, concerts, sketches since becoming a standalone club in 1954. The Mearns Leader wishes them well.