Welwyn Garden City Youth Drama Festival takes to the stage for 65th season
ONE of the most elite and established festivals is coming to WGC next week. From Monday until next Saturday be delighted by the amateur performers of the WGC Youth Drama Festival. Established in 1944, the festival will this month be celebrating its 65th
ONE of the most elite and established festivals is coming to WGC next week.
From Monday until next Saturday be delighted by the amateur performers of the WGC Youth Drama Festival.
Established in 1944, the festival will this month be celebrating its 65th anniversary.
To mark the grand achievement why don't you pop along to the Barn Theatre, in Handside Lane, WGC, to enjoy the drama competition?
This year there are 17 teams taking part, ranging from school to drama clubs, and all youngsters are aged 22 or under.
Each night there will be three plays, (except Saturday night where there will be two) the minimum time is 20 minutes and the maximum time allowed is 60 minutes.
- 1 Shoppers predict ‘demise’ of Welwyn Garden City town centre after store closures announced
- 2 Marks & Spencer confirm Welwyn Garden City store closure
- 3 Council fights for lower housing targets
- 4 Next to close Welwyn Garden City store this week
- 5 Outdoor gym opens in Hatfield
- 6 Purse stolen in Hatfield
- 7 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat finally comes to Potters Bar's Wyllyotts Theatre
- 8 ‘Please do not vote to damage Welwyn irreparably’
- 9 Three bulldogs rescued from fire by passersby
- 10 £45m bid to improve QEII Hospital
All the plays will be judged by adjudicator Ian Sarginson at the end of each evening and the final marks and winner will be announced at the grand finale on the Saturday.
Tickets cost �5 and season tickets (for all performances) cost �18.
To book call Campus West box office.
Programme for the week
Monday, May 11 - 7.30pm
CoPs (J) - The Ragged School by Bill Owen
Phoenix Youth Theatre (J) - Lost Property - devised
The BYTE (S) - Runaway - devised
Tuesday, May 12 - 7.30pm
Astley Cooper School (J) - The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty by D Calcutt
Hertswood School (J) - Ruckus in the Garden by David Farr
Pump House (S) - Edith - devised
Wednesday. May 13 - 7.30pm
Barn Theatre JYG (J) - Ernie's Incredible Illucinations by Alan Ayckbourn
Turnford School (S) - Shakers by John Godber
Phoenix Youth Theatre (S) - Blood Wedding translated by David Johnston
Thursday. May 14 - 7.30pm
Barnwell School (J) - Romeo and Juliet abridged by Bishop & Jones
Hertswood School (S) - A Handbag by Anthony Horowitz
Stagefright (S) - All in the Mind by Andra Bishop
Friday. May 15 - 7.30pm
Stagecoach Stevenage & Letchworth (J) - The Frogs translated by Barrett
Swavesey Village College (J) - Show and Tell by Laline Paull
Monk's Walk School (S) - Missing Dan Nolan by Mark Wheeler
Saturday May 16 - Final Presentation Evening - 7pm
Freman College (J) - It Snows by Bryony Lavery
Barn Theatre Seniors (S) - Heartbreak Beautiful by Christopher Hill