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 to 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 has 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.

Take a look at our new Festival Guide to see how you can become involved.

Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th October 2019

Adjudicator Jan Palmer Sayer B.Ed MA GoDA


Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at 7.30pm
  1. Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society - A Cream Cracker Under the Settee by Alan Bennett
  2. Addlestone Community Theatre - Verity by Paul Bungard (New Play/PG)
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at 7.30pm
  1. Bishopstoke Players - Asking For It by Peter Yates (New Play/PG)
  2. The Thursday Night Project - Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillian with Jonny Donahoe
Thursday 24th October 2019 at 7.30pm
  1. Shepperton Players - Elegy For A Lady by Arthur Miller
  2. Pyrford Little Theatre - Contractions by Mike Bartlett
Friday 25th October 2019 at 7.30pm
  1. Tiger Theatrical Productions - Jesus My Boy by John Dowie
  2. Runnymede Drama Group - Triptych by Edwin Preece
Saturday 26th October 2019 at 7.00pm
  1. Manor Players of Sunbury – On the Rocks by Geoff Buckingham (New Play)
  2. Back to Front Theatre – Dolores by Edward Allan Baker (PG)
  3. Presentation of awards

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Riverside Arts Centre
59 Thames Street
Sunbury on Thames
TW16 5QF
Tickets £7
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Pyrford Little Theatre

Teddington Theatre Club

Barn Theatre
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