The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Welwyn Drama Festival

16th – 21st May 2022 at 7.30pm

A week of entertaining, dramatic competition.

Please Note: Saturday 21st at 7pm

6 nights of drama

Please Note: Saturday 21st at 7pm

We are very pleased to be welcoming the Welwyn Drama Festival once again.

It’s their 87th year and they provide a wonderful week of entertaining, dramatic competition.

There are two or three short (one-act) plays each night. Teams must adhere to the festival rules and will be awarded marks by a professional GoDa adjudicator for acting, production, stage presentation and dramatic achievement. The winning team is awarded the prestigious Welwyn Cup, and the chance to perform at the National Drama Festival (formerly the British All-Winners Festival). The other awards presented on the final night include an Audience Appreciation Award, voted for by those who purchased one of the great-value Festival Season Tickets.

Monday 16th May

Limitless Academy of Performing Arts: Brook for Nothing by Paul Adam Levy

CADS: The Blonde Bombshell by Roy Maddox

Tuesday 17th May

Barn Theatre Club: September in the Rain by John Godber (excerpts)

Hertford Dramatic and Operatic Society: Day Trippers by Jean McConnell

Wednesday 18th May

Saint Monica’s Players: One Available Vacancy by Paul Adam Levy

Hertford Dramatic and Operatic Society: Garden Pests by Jean McConnell

Thursday 19th May

Tring Theatre Company: And My Heart Went Zoom by Steve Mattey

Saint Monica’s Players: Nightwalking by Frank Canino

Out of Ideas Theatre Company: Table for Two by Sarah Ridley

Friday 20th May

The Players’ Theatre (Wales): Singing in the Wilderness by David Campton

Tring Theatre Company: Heaven Sent by Jennie Brassington

Twisted Willow Theatre: Red Riding Hood by Lauren Upton

Saturday 21st May

Nantwich Players: Swallow by Stef Smith

Saint Monica’s Players: Holiday Lets by Jenny Scott


N.B. This programme is subject to alteration without notice


Opening 28th May
By John Finnemore
Opening 13th June
By Mary Chase



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At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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