‘Fools rush in’, they say, and here’s this fool rushing in again with his predictions for the Amateur Dr
I fully expect excellent performances from all of the above – but I suspect we have already seen the best. Unless I’m greatly mistaken, Newpoint,
If I were the adjudicator, I’d be hard-pressed to choose between Newry and
If ‘Blood Brothers’ – a perennial favourite – is well-performed, it may take the Audience Award. Newpoint might too, though it’s a difficult and demanding play (no less so of the audience!) and especially so where the acoustics left many unable to follow the plot. My own choice for this award would be
I expect Newry to pick up several notable awards, but I think Stephen Burns or Tim Ahern (
Beyond doubt, Newpoint will win the Best Music Award. I’ve never heard a better choral performance in our Cathedral! Congratulations to Mary McManus and her team.
Only 70 hours until I’m proved right or wrong!
I was right last year.
Could I be that lucky again?
Phoenix’s version of Hugh Leonard’s Da was very competent and enjoyable. Bart’s Lady in the Van was a step above that, with the Lady herself in line for Best Actress award tomorrow night. This play I predict for fourth place. Otherwise, no change from the above!
Yet Lurig’s Blood Brothers – tomorrow night – might change all that! We’ll soon see!