Archives - 72nd WGC Youth Drama Festival

Monday 29th February – Saturday 5th March 2016 in the Auditorium

The very best of youth drama from Hertfordshire and the Home Counties

A wonderful week of entertaining, dramatic competition that attracts around 250 young people from Hertfordshire and its adjoining counties. They compete for various awards for junior and senior sections. There are two or three short (one-act) plays each night. The teams must adhere to the festival rules and will be awarded marks by a professional adjudicator for acting, production, stage presentation and dramatic achievement.


MONDAY 29th FEBRUARY – 7.30pm

JCoSS (J) Darkwood Manor – Chris Harrison
Chancellor’s School (J) The Tempest – William Shakespeare – Devised
RHS Youth Players (S) Fleurs pas les Fusils (Flowers not Guns) – Devised*


Archer Academy (J) Medea – Liz Lochhead
Chancellor’s School (S) 45 Minutes – Anya Reiss*
CoTeens (S) Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer adapted by Phil Woods with Michael Bogdanov (adult themes)


Pump House CYT (S) Blackout – Davy Anderson*
Barn Avant Garde (S) Just – Ali Smith*


Barn Hedwig (J) Hood – Katherine Chandler
Phoenix YTC (S) Girl Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen – Adaptation

FRIDAY 4TH MARCH  – 7.30pm

Pump House CYT (J) Gargantua – Carl Grose
Stagefright (S) Growing Pains – Andra Bishop – Devised
Barnwell School (S) The Missing – Devised

SATURDAY 5TH MARCH – 7.00pm (NB Earlier time)

Beaumont School (J) It Snows – Bryony Lavery, Steven Hoggett & Scott Graham
Freman College (S) Valentine’s Day – Bethany Cox – Adaptation
Award ceremony

*Caution: may contain strong language

See for more details.


Tickets are now available for just £10.

Group bookings: Book for 6 or more people for one evening and the price is reduced to £6.

Season ticket: Book a ticket for every evening and pay just £25, a saving of £35.

Buy online or from the Box Office. Discounts for groups and season tickets are applied automatically online when you add the seats to your order in one transaction.

A one-act play


Monday 29th February – Saturday 5th March 2016

Monday 29th February7.30pm 
Tuesday 1st March7.30pm 
Wednesday 2nd March7.30pm 
Thursday 3rd March7.30pm 
Friday 4th March7.30pm 
Saturday 5th March7.00pmPlease note the earlier start time

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