Mansfield Drama Festival

Mansfield Drama Festival

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On Saturday 26th March at St. Mark’s Church Hall, Mansfield, we entered 16 of our Lamda students for the Mansfield Dram festival in monologues and duologues and they were all wonderful. Some had never performed solo before and did so well in front of an adjudicator and small audience. There were other candidates who generally fared better (in relation to the adjudicator’s decisions) but all these opportunities are learning experiences and we do tend to perform slightly more modern pieces which we like but may not be always the adjudicator’s preference. It can be very difficult to compare Oscar Wilde or George Bernard Shaw with modern playwrights who reflect a very different picture of today’s society. 

Unfortunately, because I had been caught by the dreaded Covid, I was unable to attend but one report came back to me to say that one of the organisers had stopped Katie & Jess who had performed their duologue and were on their way out, to say how brilliant they were, commending their ability to make their scene totally natural. Apparently, he said that in his ten years of teaching, he had not seen a performance as realistic as theirs. This was a great compliment and so lovely to hear. 

The Lamda students take their exams in June and you will be able to see some of the work at our annual summer showcase in July.