A THEATRE troupe has swept the boards at an awards event with two of its productions.

The Rhyl Liberty Players scooped four awards at the Clwyd Full Length Drama Festival with their 2017 production of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters and their three-night run of John Osborne’s The Entertainer, which was staged in June

The group, which celebrated its 75th birthday last year and is based at the Little Theatre, was declared the outright winner with The Entertainer, directed by Richard Kelly.

Liberty Players’ George Kelly won the award for best actor and fellow member Liz Hughes the award of best actress for The Entertainer.

There was also as a best supporting actor triumph for Steve Barraclough, for his performance in Wyrd Sisters, directed by Martin Gorst.

The award winners were revealed at a ceremony on Sunday, September 15 at the Bod Erw Hotel in St Asaph.

The competition is judged over the course of the year at theatres in Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham.

Long-serving member John Williams, who joined the company with his wife, Stroma, in 1963, said: “The year-long Clwyd Full Length Drama Festival reached its climax last Saturday evening and after a few years, it’s good to see us back on the podium.

“While have always done really well. We’d slipped off in recent years so to win the overall competition with best actress and best actor too is fantastic.”

The Liberty Players also crowded the nominations for the categories, with Amanda Priestly and Pete Williams shortlisted for their supporting roles in The Entertainer.

The former was also nominated for best actress in Wyrd Sisters and the same production saw George Kelly receive his second best acftopr nomination and Paula Gregory shortlisted for best supporting actress.

Preparations are now under way for the group’s stage adaptation of Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens by David John Preece from December 4-6 at the Little Theatre.