It’s always a pleasure travelling to Kyneton for their One Act Play festival, amidst the Spring weather and the plenitudes of daffodils everywhere. This year the festival returned to the beloved Bluestone Theatre, host to so many wonderful plays in the past, and 2015 was no exception. Thank you to everyone for such a lovely time!

Kyneton also saw the final festival performance of our youth performers in “One Word Macbeth”. And as a final parting shot, they earned themselves a nice batch of awards!

Clarity of Speech and Projection: Chelsea Hyde (“One Word Macbeth”)
Best Ensemble Work: “One Word Macbeth”
Best Actress: Madeline Hardie (“One Word Macbeth”)
Runner-Up Best Play: “One Word Macbeth”

The seniors didn’t do too badly either! Unfortunately “Yellow” had to sit this festival out, but the others more than picked up the slack:

VDL Encouragement Award for Young Performer: Laura Marmion (“Birthin’ Baby”)
Best Supporting Actress: Imogen Martin (“This Almost Joy”)
Best Actor: Bruce Hardie (“This Almost Joy”)

Best Support Actor: Aron Toman (“Birthin’ Baby”) and Alexander Mavor-Rauschl (“This Almost Joy”)
Best Actress: Imogen Martin (“Birthin’ Baby”)
Best Director: Aron Toman (“This Almost Joy”) and John Jennings (“Birthin’ Baby”)
Best Production (3rd place): “This Almost Joy”

Also Katie Karandais was pronounced a Daffodil Dame by the King and Queen of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival. Yes. Really. It was that sort of weekend.

Congratulations to all!