Monthly Archives: May 2021

Jekyll and Hyde meets Boris and Carrie!

Tuesday 18 May at the digital Welwyn Drama Festival brings another chance to see a modern twist on Jekyll & Hyde from Hertford’s Company of Players. In The Strange Case of Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, by Laura Ilinca, a group of friends is struggling to come to terms with the disappearance of their friend, Henry, and the appearance of Edward.

The second short play, Nightmare on Downing Street, by Rodney Pearson (Spiral Curtain), is a surreal, fly-on-the-wall look at the domestic life of the Prime Minister as the UK emerges from its first lockdown.

The evening will finish with live comments from our adjudicator, Walker Ewart. If you fancy joining us, please purchase a ticket, just £4, from TicketSource to receive your online meeting link. Entertainment starts at 7.30pm.

To view the programme for the whole week, take a look at our flyer.

1 week to go!

Our online Welwyn Drama Festival commences on Monday 17th May 7.30pm – have you got your tickets yet? Three wonderful pieces followed by comments from Walker Ewart OBE, our adjudicator – do join us!

We bring you three short plays on the opening night. Previous festival winners, Big Squirrel, give us Kattreya Scheurer-Smith’s latest offering, ‘AI Love You‘. Toby􏰁 isn’􏰆t great 􏰃with 􏰃words, but he kno􏰃ws almost every􏰁 fact about the solar s􏰁ystem. He􏰆’s in love 􏰃with a beautiful 􏰃woman, but that w􏰃oman is his best friend􏰆’s girlfriend. He’􏰆s against technology, but given a G􏰁ynoid 2.0 for his 30th birthday􏰁. Little does Tob􏰁y know􏰃, his life is about to change.

The second piece is from Gate Productions. ‘Dreamers’ by Linda Dyne is set in Lockdown 2. Two actors’ past characters emerged and wouldn’t go away. They inhabited the actors lives until you couldn’t see where one started and the other finished.

Finally, the first play from Woodhouse Players this week is ‘Two the Same‘ by Sarah Flanagan. Two women find more in common than they would like.

Tickets just £4, from TicketSource.

Join us for our digital Welwyn Drama Festival!

We are very excited about hosting an online drama festival and so pleased with all the entries we have received!

Do take a look at our programme or download our flyer below for further information on each play.

Then head over to TicketSource to purchase your tickets. They cost just £4 per session, to cover hosting costs, and will provide you with the link and access details for that session’s Zoom webinar.

At the end of each session our adjudicator, Walker Ewart, will entertain us with his comments on the plays.

Join us on Saturday night for the final two plays, a summing up of the whole week from our adjudicator and his decision on who should receive our special plastic duck awards!