Thursday, 24 June 2021

Show’s a festival favourite

MEMBERS of Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (HAODS) have been celebrating success at festivals they have entered with their production The Cask of Amontillado.

At the Abingdon Festival there are only two prizes - The Colin Dexter Award for the Magic Moment and the Punters’ Prize, which is voted for by members of the audience who see every play during the week. HAODS members were proud to raise the Colin Dexter Rose Bowl for the Magic Moment, for the opening sequence of their show.

And at Wallingford, HAODS won the overall prize and the Punters’ Prize. There was special praise for the costumes, made by HAODS chair Julie Huntington and for the music, composed by Alan Lineham.

The HAODS committee is now considering entering a festival at Marlow in November and another at Leatherhead, sponsored by Michael Caine, in March.

The Cask of Amontillado was adapted by India Van Camp from an Edgar Allan Poe short story.

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