From 26 February to 2 March, Harborough Theatre is home to a double bill of one act plays.
Following on from the recent success of “Closer“, Market Harborough Drama Society present a week long run of One Acts Plays – the performances will then go on to be entered into a One Act Play Festival where they compete against other drama societies locally.
In the past, the society has done well in the competitions – in 2018, their young cast production “Who Calls?” finished runner up in the Semi Finals, and in 2017 “Two Sisters” did similarly well. The group home that, in 2019, they can do even better.
This year’s one-act plays are Lions and Donkeys by Steve Harper, which will be directed by Neil Lovegrove and is a story set in the trenches which includes a fair amount of comedy! In September 1918, on the Western Front, Tommy and Dave receive an unexpected visit from Lieutenant Hargreaves. And who is that strange Icelandic chap who enters brandishing a sausage?
The second is Goodbye Iphigenia by George MacEwan Green, directed by John Foreman. It is around 400 BC in ancient Greece, the Greek armada of 1,000 ships is bound for Troy to rescue Helen, but has been becalmed for weeks near the Aegian island of Aulis. Only Princess Iphigenia, daughter of the King, can raise the wind, but there is a high price to pay.
The double bill of one act plays runs from Tuesday 26 February to Saturday 2 March 2019 with performances each evening at 7.45pm, plus a matinee on 2 March at 2.30pm. Tickets are on sale from 29th January from www.HarboroughTheatre.com, For more details call 01858 463673.