You will have noticed that the role of the Friends has expanded enormously from the original concept. Resulting from this we are changing our name to Friends of Manx Drama!
About a dozen years ago when Michael Lees was MADF Chairman, he proposed the formation of what became the Friends of the Easter Festival. His aim was to give audiences a sense of belonging and for the Friends to attempt to attract greater audiences to the Easter Festival.
By attending on each night of the Easter Festival you will have the benefit of not only watching and forming your own opinion of each performance, but also learning much from the GoDA Adjudicator. You may be surprised to find that it is not necessarily the most obvious or well-known plays that you will enjoy most. Many of us now approach an evening at the theatre very differently and thoroughly enjoy the combination of cultural experience and social occasion.
Our off-island members attending the Easter Festival each year are an important component of our membership. Renewing contacts at the festival and at the Easter Monday Lunch at the Empress Hotel is always enjoyed by everyone.
The Friends are a loose-knit organisation requiring the absolute minimum of formality.
We offer two types of membership:
Next Friends Event:
Monday 17th April @ the Empress Hotel, Douglas
Friends of Manx Drama – Easter Festival Lunch
Tickets available from PRofficer@madf.im
We also welcome donations at any time.
- Vivienne Hague
For further details, contact PRofficer@madf.im