The One Act Play Festival gets off to an excellent start…

OAPF LogoLast night we began with My Middle Name is Angry by Ashley Nader, a seemingly very light and vacuous play but with a serious message none the less. Next we were offered a monologue in effect, Waiting from Richard Harris’s Visiting Hours, poignant and beautifully written. The final play The Janna Years by Gillian Plowman sees well drawn characters attempting to resolve their problems.

Robert Meadows (GoDA Adjudicator) presented a creative, constructive and illuminating adjudication on each of the three plays. He gave us his expert opinion of the set designs, actors’ performances and the directors’ interpretations as well as background to the plays. In all, an excellent end to the evening’s entertainment.

Tonight we open with Terry Adlam’s Make Up, the characters wiping off their greasepaint with acerbic reflections. Next Steve Harper’s Lions and Donkeys will give our audience a different slant on battle relationships. Finally Strictly Sex Factor on Ice by David Tristram will surely provide a few laughs.

Check out all the festival pictures by Ron Beswick in our One Act Album.

  • Susie Beswick, MADF One Act Play Festival Coordinator

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