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.

2017 Awards and Nominations

Adjudicator - Jill Colby L.G.S.M GoDA
AwardWinner (click to view full image)Nominations
Best of FestivalHorsell Amateur Dramatic Society
"Every Child Matters"
by Christopher Reason
Runners UpBack to Front Theatre
"North of Providence"
by Edward Allan Baker
Youth Under 16
Youth 16-21Riverside Youth Theatre
"Two" (Abridged version)
by Jim Cartwright
Actor's AwardJason Orbaum
Performances as David
Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society
"Every Child Matters"
by Christopher Reason
  • Peter McGrath (Back to Front Theatre)
  • Neil James (Runnymede DG)
Actress' AwardClaire Racklyeft
Performance as Joanne
Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society
"Every Child Matters"
by Christopher Reason
  • Cate Baines (Back to Front Theatre)
  • Nancy Lund (Runnymede DG)
  • Emma Harris (The Fringe Files)
Best DirectorColin Orbaum
Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society
"Every Child Matters"
by Christopher Reason
  • Kevin Bowers (Bishopstoke Players)
  • Shirley Cumming (Back to Front Theatre)
  • Troy Chessman (Runnymede DG)
  • Collaboration (The Fringe Files)
  • Ollie Bowell (Riverside Youth Theatre)
Comedy AwardRunnymede Drama Group
Mimed eating sequence
"Brighton Beach Scumbags"
by Steven Berkoff
Stage PresentationBack to Front Theatre
"North of Providence"
by Edward Allan Baker
  • Runnymede DG
  • Riverside Youth Theatre
Technical MeritBack to Front Theatre
"North of Providence"
by Edward Allan Baker
  • Runnymede DG
  • The Fringe Files
Adjudicators AwardNancy Lund
Performance as Doreen
in Runnymede Drama Group's production of
"Brighton Beach Scumbags"
by Steven Berkoff
Best Supporting PlayerNaomi Scott
Performance as Angel
Bishopstoke Players
"Stolen Time"
by Peter Yates
  • Anne Catley (Horsell ADS)
  • Nick Lund (Runnymede DG)
Most Promising Youth PlayerGeorgia Mooney
Performance as Old Woman/Lesley
Riverside Youth Theatre
"Two" abridged version by Jim Cartwright
  • Ruby Joy (Bishopstoke Players)
  • Maxfield Usher (Runnymede DG)
Best New Play"Stolen Time"
By Peter Yates
Eligible
  • "Stolen Time" by Peter Yates
  • "The Not-So-Great Fallout of 1983" by Michael Starr
Mayor's Backstage AwardBack to Front Theatre
"North of Providence"
by Edward Allan Baker

Contact us here for further details or information:enquiries@spelthornerunnymededramafestival.co.uk

Riverside Arts Centre
59 Thames Street
Sunbury on Thames
Middlesex
TW16 5QF
w: www.riversidearts.co.uk