SELL-OUT audiences packed the Albert Hall in Llandrindod Wells for the Radnor YFC Entertainment Festival week last month, back after a three-year hiatus.

Twelve of the 13 clubs in the federation took part in the competition, from February 21-25, with over 300 members performing on the stage in either an ‘Entertainment’, ‘One Plus’ or ‘Time to Shine’ competition, giving members from across the county a chance to showcase their talent.

Rhosgoch YFC’s entertainment, entitled ‘Our Only Hope’, was announced the winner and also took home the awards for the best costume, best set and best producer for their writer and producer, Nigel Protheroe.

Rhosgoch YFC will now go on to represent Radnor YFC at the all-Wales final in Bangor.


Runners-up were Radnor Valley YFC with their production, entitled ‘Where’s the Remote’ which was written and produced by Melvyn Hughes. Third place went to Llanbadarn Fynydd and Teme Valley YFC with their joint entry, entitled ‘I Wish’ which was produced and written by James Powell.

Lauren Morris, of Radnor Valley YFC, was awarded the trophy for the best female performance, with Ben Chilman, from Presteigne YFC, picking up the best male performance accolade.


Adam Watson, from Cantal YFC, won the best performance by a 17-21-year-old; Cantal YFC also won the best performance for 16 and under; Llanbadarn Fynydd picked up the award for the best male actor 13 and under; the best female actress 13 and under was won by Rhayader YFC; and the best vocalist was won by Teme Valley YFC’s Tesni Beavan.

A total of 13 teams entered the One Plus and Time to Shine competitions – with the Penybont A team winning the One Plus competition and Aberedw YFC taking the award for best individual performance.

The Time to Shine category was won by Chloe Lewis, of Knighton YFC, with Jack Powell, of Penybont YFC, winning the best performance award.

Adjudicator Mike Kaiser commented on the excellent standard of entries and how fantastic it was to see so many young people involved in theatre productions.

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