Our programme is packed with pieces from many of our regular teams as well as some newbies!
As the UK starts to get back to live theatre and entertainment, join us from 7.30pm on Monday 17th May to see what everyone has been up to! At the end of each online session we will hear LIVE comments from our adjudicator, Walker Ewart OBE.
To receive the link for your chosen session, simply purchase your tickets, just £4, from TicketSource. Thank you for your support!
View or download our flyer below for further details of each play.
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.
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 knows almost every fact about the solar system. He’s in love with a beautiful woman, but that woman is his best friend’s girlfriend. He’s against technology, but given a Gynoid 2.0 for his 30th birthday. Little does Toby 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.
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!
2020 is a special year as Welwyn Garden City celebrates its centenary. Our first one-act play festival took place in 1929 as part of the town’s festival celebrations. Why not enter this year and share in our centenary celebrations? Details are available on our website under Information for Teams, where you will find guidance and all the important links, including the entry form. Closing date 31st January 2020. What are you waiting for?!
It’s a wrap! The Welwyn Drama Festival is over for another year, please find the full list of award winners here:
2019 award winners
Congratulations and many thanks to everyone involved: teams, crew, stewards and house managers, coffee and bar volunteers, audience and adjudicator.
Please join us again next year in Welwyn Garden City’s centenary year: 11-16th May 2020