The Season So Far
The Society’s 2016/17 season began with Agatha Christie’s Go Back For Murder, a relatively recent adaption based on the best-selling UK author’s Five Little Pigs. It was directed by Mike Allen whose last production for the MHDS, The Housewarming, won the 2016 East Midlands Final in the All England Theatre Festival.
Whilst the reviewer felt that the show was slow, it won resounding positive feedback from all of it’s sell-out audiences throughout the week and a gala night, on the Monday, raised money for The Royal National Lifeboat Institute.
The society then took a challenge on a play, “Pink Mist” written by Owen Sheers. A remarkable new play that tells the story of three young men who are bored with their humdrum existence. They join the army and end up in Afghanistan. The play centres on the difficulties they have adapting to live back home after their military posting. The run was a World Premier amateur performance, we had to get special permission to perform it in advance of its general release. The theatre, and Director Christine Richardson, needn’t have worried as the play was a roaring success and was extremely well received by everyone who came along.
Comments on social media included “I was moved to tears by the performance, the direction, the use of lighting and sound … and the sheer energy and emotion of the thing”, “Very moving had me in tears. Brilliant acting and directing. One of the best”. Even our president, Viv Window, said the show had her “staggering to the bar for a brandy, totally speechless with emotion.”
You can read The Harborough Mail’s review here
2017 started with Alan Ayckbourn’s Season’s Greetings. Tickets sold out for this production almost two weeks before the run began and an additional performance added on the Monday night sold out within a couple of days. Every single audience left tittering at the antics that took place during the production, meaning a great start to 2017 for the society.
You can read what The Harborough Mail reviewer though of the show by clicking here
The next production(s) will be the festival two one-act plays “Two Sisters” and “The Cagebirds”. Tickets for these on sale from 21st Janaury.