Two Sisters at MADS

One area of the region’s theatre that is often overlooked is amateur theatre.  And it’s not just main stage productions of classic plays.  Amateur theatre is becoming more adventurous, and moving increasingly into ‘studio’ productions.

‘Two Sisters’  was written by Caroline Harding, and has been performed at both the Buxton Fringe and 24:7 Festival, and is ideal for a studio production.  Set in a single room in 19th century Russia, two sisters are forced to confront issues of love, loss and death when they find an empty coffin in one of their rooms.

This production at MADS Theatre in Macclesfield was performed in their 40-seat studio.  The two sisters were wonderfully played by Lucy Inger (Anya) and Ailsa Oakley (Sonia), who created fascinating characters that gradually revealed the intricacies of their deeply rooted relationship.  The play is a dark comedy, and this was skilfully handled by the two actors.  Expertly directed by Andrew Wild, this production had just the right pace and intimacy, with good use of the space.  A fascinating and enjoyable play.

This is a great example of high quality and innovative amateur theatre.  For more information on your local amateur theatre check out GMDF.


Theatre lover, amateur director, occasional actor, writer.

One Response to “Two Sisters at MADS”

  1. Andrew Wild says:

    thanks for the lovely review, Dave

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