National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

22 February 2011

Let us entertain you

Young Farmers in the Northern District Entertainments Finals played to packed audience at Nelson Thomlinson School and Whitehaven Civic Hall.

Judges, Bob Pritchard and Harriet Smithson were impressed with the variety and high standard of the performances.  The Best Actor award went to Chris Laird for his performance as “god” in their production of “Rainbow” – a play about Noah’s Ark.  Adam Gass and Naomi Little were also praised for their singing.

The Best Actress award was presented to Amanda Jackson who played a bully in Skelton’s production of “School Daze”.  Her piano accompaniment was also commended by the judges.

In Longtown’s production, “The Cumbrian Royal Variety Show” Julie Blaylock’s amazing performance on the accordion was highlighted as was Edward Harrison’s vet/doctor.

Drigg YFC were commended for their highly energetic performance of “The Animal Fair” where the whole cast put in an engaging performance as animals in a zoo.  Rebecca Oliver’s song as Patricia Peacock was highlighted as were the keep-fit penguins led by Chelle Buchanan.

Finally Raughton Head took us to a hilarious day at “The Show”.  The choreography by Lucy Cowen was admired by the judges as was the wit and humour of the script by Graham Holliday, Nicola Wilkinson and Louise Wilson.

Final results were: 1st Raughton Head, 2nd Drigg, 3rd Brampton and 4th Skelton.  These four clubs will perform at the County Final on 26th & 27th February at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – tickets from the box office.


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