The Spelthorne and Runnymede Drama Festival

The Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival is one of the oldest one-act drama festivals in the country and has been going for over 60 years. Originally called the ‘Spelthorne Drama Festival’ we operated as an independent drama festival but in more recent years we have become affiliated to the National Drama Festivals Association (NDFA) and our winning entries are eligible for selection to the British All Winners Festival. Additionally the winner of our new play category is eligible to be put forward the NDFA one act playwriting competition.

Entrants have the opportunity to perform in the theatre at the Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury on Thames which is a really lovely venue and the benefit and support of our experienced festival team to support their technical needs. They also receive a professional adjudication from an independent GoDA adjudicator.

Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th October 2017

Adjudicator - Jill Colby GoDA


Thursday 26th October 2017 at 7.30pm
  1. Bishopstoke Players - Stolen Time by Peter Yates (New Play)
  2. Back to Front Theatre - North of Providence by Edward Allan Baker (PG)
Friday 27th October 2017 at 7.30pm
  1. Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society - Every Child Matters by Christopher Reason (PG)
  2. Runnymede Drama Group - Brighton Beach Scumbags by Steven Berkoff (PG)
Saturday 28th October 2017 at 7.00pm
  1. The Fringe Files - The Not-So-Great Fallout of 1983 by Michael Starr (New Play))
  2. Riverside Youth Theatre - Two (abridged version) by Jim Cartwright (Youth 16-21)
  3. Presentation of awards

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Riverside Arts Centre
59 Thames Street
Sunbury on Thames
TW16 5QF
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