Local success for local playwright
The festival attracted more than one hundred and fifty entries from all over the world which were ‘blind’ read by the organisers to select five to be performed on the night. From these five the audience selected David Muncaster’s ‘Mission Impossible’ to be the eventual winner.
A spokesman for Congleton Players said “All five excellent plays were performed in front of a capacity house at Daneside Theatre in Congleton on Saturday 18th July and each one was a hit in it’s own right with the audience.
The voting was very tight and a real buzz filled the theatre. “Mission Impossible” is a hilarious play set in a typical modern office training session that picks up on so many of the management speak cliches and mannerisms prevalent in today’s working life.”
David Muncaster has been involved in local theatre for many years. He was formally chairman of Sandbach Players and is now a member at Knutsford Little Theatre. He said “I am delighted to have won Congleton Play Festival. The competition was very tough and any of the five plays could have won. I have to thank the director Joyce Pace and her cast for doing such a wonderful job with my script. I honestly think that it could not have been any better.”
Readers will have an opportunity to see another of David’s plays when Knutsford Little Theatre perform his comedy ‘Life Begins at Seventy’ This is described as a light-hearted and touching story about four older – but certainly not over the hill – people that proves that you are never too old to fall in love. The play will be performed at the Queen Street theatre in April 2010.
Meanwhile, it is back to the word processor for David. He said “The great thing about any success is that it inspires one to write more. I have just finished the first draft of my latest play (another comedy with the intriguing title ‘A Beginners Guide to Murdering Your Husband’) and this win is just the motivation I need to set about polishing it and bringing it up to performance standard.”
More details of ‘Life Begins at Seventy’ and the forthcoming season at Knutsford Little Theatre can be found on their website www.knutsfordlittletheatre.com or by calling the ticket line on 01565 873515.