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Famous for Fifteen Minutes drama festival postponed

A lack of male actors has led to the postponement of this year’s Famous for Fifteen Minutes drama festival.

The producers of the event announced on Friday that the show would not go on as planned at the end of September and a new date would be set in the New Year.

An e-mail they sent to

The Royal Gazette read: “The producers of FFM are very saddened to announce that, due to insufficient numbers of male auditionees, we have had to take the decision to postpone the production.

“In the end, we were short of males to fill the roles and, despite looking at all options and taking all appropriate actions, we were not able to fill these.

“We did not take this decision lightly but, with the support of the directors and several writers who attended the auditions, made the harsh determination that the integrity of the production was at risk.”

The statement said they had requested a time slot at Daylesford Theatre in early 2012.

The festival, in its tenth year, was due to run from September 22 to October 1, featuring six 15-minute plays from local writers.

Those whose plays were chosen to be staged this year were Owain Johnston-Barnes, a reporter at

The Royal Gazette; Kevin Comeau; Debbie Pharoah-Williams; Adam Gauntlett; George Morton; and Mark Lavery.

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Published August 23, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 23, 2011 at 9:38 am)

Famous for Fifteen Minutes drama festival postponed

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