By Dan Walsh
Wexford Drama Group’s Andy Doyle has been acclaimed ‘Best Actor’ at the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival Awards 2023 announced a short time ago.
It was an emotional and exciting moment when the veteran Enniscorthy-born actor, who won many awards in a lifetime of stage performances, was announced the winner for his exceptional role in ‘The Father’ which was this year’s production from Wexford Drama Group.
Director Paul Walsh also received a Director Award and Wexford Drama Group took the Abbey Theatre Award for ‘The Father’ which comprises of an invitation to perform the play at The Peacock Theatre in Dublin on the June bank holiday weekend, which is a huge theatrical honour.
The winners of the 2023 festival were Dalkey Drama Group with ‘The Bog of Cats’, Runner-up, Ballyduff Drama Group, Waterford, with ‘The Welcome’ and in third place was Thurles Drama Group with ‘The Seafarer’.