Less than a month after Josh Wichard’s success at the County David Beech Awards for Musical Theatre, he has achieved success again in the Somerset Fellowship of Drama’s County Drama Festival held in Taunton on 28th & 29th March as part of the All England competition.
Josh was a cast member of Minehead Youth Theatre’s entry DeoxyriboNucleic Acid by Dennis Kelly. MYT achieved outstanding success by winning the Lydia Durston Trophy for Endeavour against other youth and adult entries in this two day festival. Josh himself won the overall Festival Award for a Male Actor, also against adult competition.
The cast of DNA is pictured with their trophy; Josh holding the cup. Minehead Youth Theatre’s other youth entry, The Spidermen by Ursula Rani Sarma also performed well and a great day of drama was enjoyed by all.Minehead Youth Theatre goes from strength to strength. They reopen after Easter on 20th April at Minehead Baptist Church Hall at 7.30pm.
Over the summer they will be working with professional theatre writer and director Richard Conlon to develop their own unique drama script for performance in the autumn. Any creative young person aged 13 to 18 interested in joining the group for this project should contact director Elaine Ross on 01643 702473.