Chapel off Chapel
Tonight or tomorrow afternoon
The best thing about finals is that you get to see the best.
There were 43 short plays in this year's theatre festival (not including the cabaret and dance festival); ten have made it to the finals. Half are the audience-voted favourites from each heat and the rest chosen by a team of judges. A couple really good ones didn't make it, but there are only ten spots.
Having seen and scored all 43, I can promise that tonight's final is going to be terrific. I know who I gave gold stars and smiley-face stamps to in the heats, but I can't guess the winners because I know each is going to be very different from their heat performance and that the underdogs might surprise.
Festival director Celeste Cody has brought a new life and excitement to this mini-festival that had become very stale and was earning itself a keep-away reputation. Well, that's over. There were some duds, but most just needed a re-write and some honest feedback.
So, it's time to come back to Short and Sweet. And if we're really lucky, the finals will be so good that we'll forget how hot the Chapel off Chapel little theatre gets.
Booking info here.
And have a look at Ange Leggas's great photos at 3 Fates Media
Short and Sweets past