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.

Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd October 2021

Adjudicator - Paul Fowler GoDA

Programme

Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 7.30pm
  1. Runnymede Drama Group - 100 by Diene Petterle, Neil Monaghan, Christopher Heimann
  2. Guildburys Theatre Company - Final Curtain by Robert Sheppard (New Play)
Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 7.30pm
  1. Riverside Players of Sunbury - Star of Wonder by Richard Fordyce (New Play/PG)
  2. TBA
Thursday 21st October 2021 at 7.30pm
  1. The Young Theatre - Kathryn Howard by Catherine Hiscock (Youth U21)
  2. Back to Front Theatre - Hello Out There by William Saroyan (PG)
Friday 22nd October 2021 at 7.30pm
  1. Maidenhead Drama Guild - F**king Feminists by Rose Lewenstein (PG)
  2. Bishopstoke Players - You Tell Me by Peter Yates (New Play/PG)
Saturday 23rd October 2021 at 7.00pm
  1. Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society - Equal Terms by Jill Hyem
  2. UpstageSurrey - The Phone Call by Evon Wheeler, Familiar Faces by Karen Buchanan, Best Served Cold by Evon Wheeler (New Play)
  3. Presentation of awards
View or download our Festival Programme here.

2021 Virtual Drama Festival

The Virtual Drama Festival 2021 Awards Night was streamed via a Live YouTube link on Sunday 24th October at 8pm. Simply click this link - Festival Awards Night - to see how it went.

The video entries are still available for you to watch on the YouTube Channel, so click here to see what it is all about! - YouTube Channel Playlist. Please feel free to share these links.

Awards and Nominations

AwardWinnerNominations
Festival Winner Gone
Didcot Phoenix Drama Group
Best Director Karen Carey
Gone

Didcot Phoenix Drama Group
Most Original Piece At The Gates of Valhalla
Upstage Surrey
Best Writer Peter Gould
Divine Intervention
The Intruder
The Questors Theatre
Best Actor David Hovatter
as Dave in The Intruder
The Questors Theatre
Best Supporting Actor Glen Kirton
as Major Giles in Zoom, The Second Wave and Zoom, The New Normal
The CoVideo Production Company
Best Solo Performance Annie Nunn
From the Brink
Theatre AD
Most Heartfelt Performance David Erdos
as Gerry in The Intruder
The Questors Theatre
Best Ensemble Piece Zoom, The Second Wave
and Zoom, The New Normal

The CoVideo Production Company
Best Comedy / Comedy Moment Taking It On The Chin
Riverside Players
Best "Period" Piece Hold Still
Riverside Players
Production Support Tess Townsend and Christopher Cathles
Zoom, The Second Wave and Zoom, The New Normal
The CoVideo Production Company
Best Use of Sound The Intruder
The Questors Theatre
Best Use of Lighting At The Gates of Valhalla
Upstage Surrey
Most Imaginative Use of Camera Gone
Didcot Phoenix
Technical Imagination and Effects Gavin Jones
The Questors Theatre
Divine Intervention and The Intruder
  • Karen Carey - Didcot Phoenix - Gone
Best Use of Costumes Hold Still
Riverside Players
Best Presentation/Production Divine Intervention
The Questors Theatre
Festival Spirit The CoVideo Production Company
  • Riverside Players of Sunbury



If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact us here: enquiries@spelthornerunnymededramafestival.co.uk.
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