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Theatre hosts knock-out amateur drama festival

Posted on 09/04/2018 by Helga Pearson

From 11 to 14 April, amateur drama groups from across the region will be competing against each other in the first round of a prestigious national elimination contest for one-act plays.

Organised by the All England Theatre Festival, the event is one of the preliminary rounds of the one-act play competition for the Northern Area.

The contest will be in front of a public audience and adjudication will be provided by Ben Humphrey who is Associate Director at the Worcester Repertory Company and guest lecturer at the University of Worcester in Acting, Voice and Performance.

Audiences will be treated to a diverse range of productions, showcasing the very best of the region’s talent.

Wednesday 11 April 

Blackadder 3: Sense & Senility by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton (Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society)

The Proposal by Anton Chekhov (Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society)

Thursday 12 April

The Jewish Wife by Bertolt Brecht (Sedgefield Players)

A musical interlude with Nick O’Connor

Friday 13 April

The Dreaming by Richard James (Allerton Players)

Sweet Caroline Sweet by Tony Edwards (Allerton Players)

Saturday 14 April

This is Yorkshire by Aimee Shields (The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre)

Followed by adjudication and awards ceremony

As well as the chance to go through to the next stage of the competition, the groups will be battling it out for a host of other awards to be presented during the Festival, including best overall production; best technical achievement and stage management; best single performance by an actor and actress in a principal role; best youth group and best overall production of the Festival as voted by the audience.

Tickets for each evening cost bewteen £8 and £10 and are available from Box Office on 01748 825252 or via the online booking service.


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