The Derek Jacobi Award for New Playwriting What is the DEREK JACOBI Award? This prestigious award replaces the original award named after George Taylor which was initiated in 1979. The New Playwriting award is made annually to the author of a new one-act play which was performed at an NDFA member festival in a twelve month period between 1st July … Read More
It is with sadness that we report the passing of John White in Mid-December. Many of you will have known John at some point over the years either as an actor, director or teacher. He was involved with so many aspects of Festival Drama and latterly with his acclaimed company Bejou Productions that he is almost synonymous with the Festival … Read More
Please find below some further results from 2017/18 Festivals: Sawston One Act Festival Winner: Waterbeach Theatre Co. “The Lost Archer” by Tim Boden Runners up: BAWDS “The Last Bread Pudding” by Nick Warburton Welwyn Youth Festival Winner: Archer Academy “Girls Like That” by Evan Placey Runners up: Company of Teens “My Fear vs The World” by Ian Jordan Junior Winner: … Read More
Please find below results from some member festivals for the 2017/18 Season: October 2017 Woking One Act Festival Winner: Thursday Night Project “Heads” by Howard Brenton Runners up: Simply Theatre “We Are the Multitude” by Laura Harper Youth Winner: Applause Youth Theatre “A Vampire Story” by Moira Buffini October 2017 Spelthorne & Runnymede One Act Festival Winner: Horsell Amateur Dramatic … Read More
From 10th – 21st October 2017, 16 different groups competed in the Woking Drama Festival. Adjudicator, Jennifer Scott-Reid GoDA said that she enjoyed her time at Woking and thanked the groups for bringing so many diverse pieces to the festival. Please CLICK HERE to view the nominations and Winners below!