Success at One Act Play Festival
Along with many other theatre groups on 9th March, at the Warwickshire leg of the All England One Act Play Festival, the casts of MHDS’s Lions and Donkeys and Goodbye Iphigenia did very well.
For Lions and Donkeys,(by Steve Harper) a story set in the trenches in 1918, Simon Howard won best actor, Ben Reid won best supporting actor, Neil Lovegrove won best director, and the play won the award for best presentation/set design. The play came top as the overall festival winner.
The cast of Goodbye Iphigenia, set in ancient Greece, put on a great performance and received a couple of important nominations. Both plays now go on to enter the Leicestershire leg of this competition at The Little Theatre in Leicester on 23rd March. We wish them well.
On the 23rd there were more plaudits. Lions and Donkeys won best stage presentation.which covers, set design, costumes, sound and lighting. Lions and Donkeys was 3rd overall, and goes on to the quarter-finals.
Daniel Hands, as Kalchas, The High Priest in Goodbye Iphigenia, won best youth performer, for which Isobel Sheard was also nominated for her performance as Queen Clytemnestra. The young performers produced their best performance to date, and can all be commended for the dedication they have shown throughout the run.