Reigning champions Builth Wells Young Farmers’ Club has been crowned national drama competition winner at the YFC AGM in Blackpool, Lancashire.

The club won over judges with their performance of Seven for a Secret – an original drama by David Price set against the backdrop of the outbreak of the Second World War.

The piece was co-produced by Anne Davies and Anwen Nicholls and was a strong contender for the national prize after claiming six awards at the Brecknock YFC Drama Festival.

Judges described the production as “delightful… with a very, very strong sense of community.”

“We particularly appreciated the setting of the piece,” they added. “There was a super pace all the way through the piece and it was very moving in places.”

In second place was Nesscliffe YFC from the Shropshire Federation who put on an abridged version of Stags and Hens by Willy Russell – set against the backdrop of a stag and hen party in a seedy Liverpool nightclub.

In third place was Brampton YFC from the Cumbria Federation. They took on the stage adaption of the popular Michael Morpurgo book, Private Peaceful and recreated First World War trenches on stage to tell the story of a young soldier.

The competition was professionally judged by the Guild of Drama Adjudicators.

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