Ten small but perfectly formed plays were performed to celebrate a decade of dinky drama at the tenth Pint-sized Plays Script Slam last Saturday.

Playing to a packed Theatre Gwaun the event was once again a sell-out attracting an audience with big appreciation for these little plays and who voted for the winner at the end of the night.

This year’s competition attracted 350 scripts from across the globe. Competition organiser, Derek Webb, told the audience that plays submitted over the last decade were now performed all over the world and were even used to teach English overseas. This is in part due to the publication of four volumes of plays featuring more than 80 winning entries.

He also paid tribute to the team of mostly volunteers who kept Theatr Gwaun going.

“It is a pleasure in this theatre after ten years. Thank you to Theatr Gwaun Community Trust for keeping the venue going.”

After an evening of superb performances of ten witty, touching and incredibly clever plays the audience casted their votes and the winner was announced.

Nicky Denovan took home the coveted pint pot for her play True to You about a pair of undercover superheroes on an excruciating first date, excruciating that is until their true identities are revealed.

In second place was Custardy, Neil Walden’s play about an accidental clown hostage situation and a case of mistaken identity.

Joint third were Fagbutt in the Fishbowl, Roy Brown’s story of two goldfish, one with a fatal longing for freedom and James Hutchison’s Never Give Up about a hapless playwright and a writing competition.

Fluellen Theatre Company director, Peter Richards, commended all the amateur actors on their performances. Awarding performance of the night to Grahame Roy Maclean’s Power of the Sandwich, performed by Nick Wears and Adam Edgerley and directed by Cynthia Jennings. He praised both actors for never missing a beat with a difficult script.