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Friday, April 27, 2012
THE Haverhill Drama Festival returns with a bang this year with enough Am Dram societies performing one act plays to fill five days at Haverhill Arts Centre.
This free festival – which is believed to be the only free drama festival in England and Wales – takes place from May 21-25. Groups from Haverhill, Foxton, Sawston, East Bergholt, Cambridge, Wilburton, Clavering and Bury St Edmunds will perform for David Vince, an adjudicator from the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, in the hope of winning the much coveted silver cup.
Each evening of drama, sponsored by Haverhill Town Council, commences at 7.30pm, to book your free tickets call 01440 714140.
The one-act plays can either be existing dramatic works – such as modern works by Andy Hamilton and Nick Warburton through to pieces from the 19th century born French playwright Henri Gheon to Shakespeare – or newly created ones.
Nick Keeble, arts and leisure manager for the town council, says: “The Haverhill Drama Festival gives everybody a great opportunity to come and see some excellent plays and great talent for free.
“I am really excited to be able to programme five nights of entertainment and that this year the range of plays is so diverse.”
Full list of entries:
Monday May 21, 7.30pm
CENTRE STAGE COMPANY (Youth Section)
by ANDY HAMILTON Directed by LAUREN CHINERY
by NICK WARBURTON Directed by PAT HOUGHTON
Tuesday May 22, 7.30pm
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
Adapted From WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Adapted & Directed by FRANCES BROWNLIE
SAMUEL WARD ACADEMY
THE HUMPTY DUMPTY FILES
by CLIVE HULME
EAST BERGHOLT DRAMATIC SOCIETY
THE LAST WIFE
by LYNN BRITTNEY Directed by VAL ELDRIDGE
Wednesday May 23, 7.30pm
Adapted from WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Adapted & Directed by RICHARD PERONI
Thursday May 24, 7.30pm
WILBURTON THEATRE GROUP
COSTA DEL PACKET
by ANTHONY BOOTH Directed by TIM BROWN
THE DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM
by KEITH PHILLIPS
Directed by KEITH PHILLIPS & JENNIFER SCOTT-REID
Friday May 25 7.30pm
IRVING STAGE COMPANY (Bury St Edmunds)
FARCE OF THE DEVIL’S EDGE
by HENRI GHEON Directed by ANDREW DEANE
CENTRE STAGE COMPANY
HANGING ABOUT FOR 2059
by DAVID HART Directed by DAVID HART