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75th WGC Youth Drama Festival

4th – 9th March 2019

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

Some entries may contain strong language or themes unsuitable for young children (more information here)

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.

See www.wgcydf.org for more details.

Programme

MONDAY 4TH MARCH – 7.30pm
Pump House CYT (J) Flour Babies by Anne Fine
Dramawise Sky Blue Theatre Company (S) A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (adapted)
Gestalt Youth Theatre (S) Swipe Right – devised

TUESDAY 5TH MARCH – 7.30pm
Stagecoach Bishop’s Stortford & Harlow (J) Hiroshima by John Pritchard
Company of Teens (S) Timeline – devised
Pump House CYT (S) Ageless by Benjamin Kuffuor

WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH – 7.30pm
The Academy of Speech & Drama (J) Camp Empowerment by Lucy Ashton
Limitless Academy of Performing Arts (S) Teechers by John Godber
Barnwell Upper School (S) DNA by Dennis Kelly

THURSDAY 7TH MARCH – 7.30pm
Barn Errol (J) Stranded – devised
Chancellor’s School (J) Teechers by John Godber
Mimic Youth Theatre Company (S) Dreams of Anne Frank by Bernard Kops

FRIDAY 8TH MARCH – 7.30pm
Richard Hale Junior Theatre Company (J) A Thousand Cranes by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Archer Players (J) A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Barn Hermes (S) Little Wing – devised

SATURDAY 9TH MARCH – 7pm
St Christopher School (J) Tales from the Other Side – devised
St Francis’ College (J) Little Brown Jug Club by Charlotte McDermott
The Academy of Speech & Drama (S) A Concise (& Almost Precise) Theatrical History by Lucy Ashton
Award ceremony

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM


Some entries may contain strong language or themes unsuitable for young children (more information here)

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