An unprecedented three-way tie meant this year’s Young Farmers’ concerts will go down in history.
Southern, Central and Eastern Young Farmers’ clubs all took a share in the Marketing Society Cup, awarded to the club voted best overall during the three-night stint of plays, held at the Gaiety Theatre, Douglas.
There was the usual mix of dance, comedy, political satire and more farmers in drag than you could shake a shepherd’s crook at – exactly as you would expect from the Young Farmers’ plays.
Each club produced some quite stunning song and dance routines, with Southern especially standing out, with both their mass onstage sing-a-long to The Proclaimers ‘500 miles’ and, the highlight of the night, a quite stunning lightshow dance with LED costumes.
Politics always takes a bit of a hammering too, and this year the writers were gifted the toilet tax which really does write its own gags.
Northern’s Alan Radcliffe, reading a poem from the Thie Veg, produced a huge toilet roll embossed with the face of Eddie Teare.
And Central’s Michael Diehl also read out a poem from the lav, winning him best junior performer and best individual performer of the night.
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