59th Woking Drama Festival 2017 – Nominations and Winners

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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!

Lighthorne Festival’s 2017 winners have become national champions at the British All-Winners Finals.

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2017 BAWF British All Winners Festival Barnsley

Didcot Phoenix Drama Group took the top prize in the One-Act section with their entry, Eugene Ionesco’s The Lesson, as well as the Youth Section trophy, won by 20-year-old Didcot actress Corin Lawfull.   Veteran adjudicator Russell Whitely, GoDA, praised Didcot for their “powerful” performance and said he had never seen an amateur group perform the Ionesco work better. He also … Read More

Lighthorne-nominated playwright takes 1st place at top national theactrical writing competition!

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National Drama Festivals Association

A Lighthorne-nominated playwright has taken first place in a top national theatrical writing competition. The play, A Frank Exchange, by Rugby Theatre’s Nick Marsh, has won the George Taylor Award, given annually by the National Drama Festivals Association. His prize is a £250 cheque, a publishing deal with sponsors Stagescripts and a silver trophy with which Nick will be presented … Read More

July 2017 Newsletter

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National Drama Festivals Association

  The latest Newsletter, including information on the Programme of Plays for the 44th British All Winners Festival and the AGM agenda can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE

The 44th British All Winners Festival – Barnsley 2017

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2017 BAWF British All Winners Festival Barnsley

National Drama Festivals Association in conjunction with The Barnsley Theatre Trust (1998) Limited present 44th British All Winners Drama Festival at The Lamproom Theatre Westgate Barnsley S70 2DX Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd July 2017 Drama Groups that have won Full Length or One Act Member Festivals between 12th June 2016 and 10th June 2017 are eligible for invitation to … Read More

National Drama Festivals Association 43rd Annual General Meeting

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National Drama Festivals Association

3pm Saturday 30th July 2016, at Bentley House, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EG AGENDA Apologies for Absence Confirm Minutes of 42nd Annual General Meeting (Woking 25th July 2015) Matters arising Honorary Secretary’s Report Honorary Treasurer’s Report Chairman’s Remarks Election of Officers and Council Amendment to the Constitution (see note below)* Appointment of Honorary Assessor Subscriptions for 2016/2017 George Taylor Memorial … Read More

Corrections…

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National Drama Festivals Association

In the 2016 Tri-Fold leaflet, giving brief details of this year’s festivals and their organisers, the incorrect contact details were shown for the Isle of Man. Please note the only contact to be used is secretary@madf.im Apologies to our friends in the Isle of Man.  

Reminders for Festival Organisers

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National Drama Festivals Association

If asked to do so in advance, most adjudicators are very happy to meet with teams informally for a specified time after the performances and public adjudications at the end of each evening. If you include this in your festival, please ensure that a member of the festival organisation is present at any such meetings. Please remember NDFA organises the … Read More