Mira Ball Productions is more than halfway on its festival journey and we’ve already had amazing results from both our plays, The Descent and Update. Winning a staggering number of awards, we have successfully placed at various competitions; taking home many prizes.
Kick-starting our theatrical journey in Beenleigh, the next stop on our festival adventure was Ipswich. Both our shows took to the Incinerator Theatre Stage and performed to sell-out local crowds. Described by the Festival Adjudicator, Kate Beck, as ‘what theatre is all about’, The Descent placed First in the Drama Open section. It also won Best Australian Work, Best Director and Adjudicator Awards went to Sophie Price and Gary Farmer-Trickett (who were also nominated for Best Actor awards in their respective categories).
Update also was recognised for its innovation and comedy, placing in at Second during the Ipswich competition. Playwright, Elodie Boal, also picked up Best Original Script in the ten-minute section.
From here, the team packed their cars and ventured nearly two hours’ away to Nambour – performing as part of the Sunshine Coasts Festival the following weekend. It was a double bill for our shows at Lind Lane Theatre; performing in the same session for a double dose of entertainment. Adjudicators Margery and Michael Forde had amazing things to say about both plays.
“The play itself is an extended theatrical riff which uses the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme as a basis to explore power relationships, wishes and desires. It looks at what happens when there is a clash between things that are wished for – and reality… we really enjoyed watching The Descent.”
“The play is wonderfully directed by Elodie Boal. It is a theatrically slick and funny piece… In its light comedic way it raises some quite profound and troubling questions about the human condition in a time of high technology. Well done Mira Ball Productions for creating this work.”
(Michael and Margery Forde – August 2018)
At the Sunshine Coast Festival Mira Ball Productions was awarded three Adjudicators Awards – for Sophie Price, Lauren Conway and Elodie Boal – as well as Best Set Design and Best Male Supporting Actor to Matthew Bapty.
Our most recent competition saw us hit North Brisbane, at King Street Players Theatre Festival in Burpengary. With over 39 entries all competing for top prize, Mira Ball Productions was ecstatic to be awarded a number of awards. The Descent picked up Third Prize, Best Female Actress (Elodie Boal) and Best Female Supporting Actress (Sophie Price). Lauren Conway was also awarded a Distinction Award for her work as Becky in Update.
Well done to all those involved in these outstanding efforts. Only three shows remain for our competition series – catch our performances before all the festival fun ends!
Times, locations and extra information can be found on our Upcoming Shows Page.