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?


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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.

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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

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