The Norbury Theatre
Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 8ED
3 - 4 March, 2018
The Worcestershire Theatre Festival is a one-act drama festival that takes place every year, in which drama groups from the area compete head-to-head.
It's run by volunteers, is a non-profit initiative and is in its 58th year!
Every Spring, one-act plays are performed in front of an esteemed professional adjudicator and you - the audience.
The plays are between 25 and 55 minutes long, ranging from comedies to thrillers to highly-emotional dramas.
Each one is critiqued by the adjudicator in front of the audience as soon as it has finished. Marks are then awarded for acting, direction, stage presentation and dramatic achievement.
The winners are announced on Sunday (after the session has finished), with the Overall Winner and Running Up going through to the Quarter Final of the
You can come along and watch all of the plays, or just a few - it's completely up to you.
Your GODA Adjudicator for 2018 is Nick Wilkes.
Nick trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked extensively in the theatre over the past two decades.
Points out of 100 are awarded by the Adjudicator in
the following areas:
Acting 40 points
Production 35 points
Stage Presentation 15 points
Dramatic Achievement 10 points
And they can be removed too, for not sticking
within the times for setting up or striking the set:
Up to 1 min 1 points
Up to 2 mins 3 points
Up to 3 mins 6 points
Up to 4 mins 10 points
Up to 5 mins 15 points
Over 5 mins Disqualication
The results are announced at the end of the final
session on Sunday evening.
He has appeared in over seventy productions both in the UK and overseas in classical and contemporary drama, musical, pantomime and weekly rep, working alongside names as diverse as Charlton Heston and Simon Callow through to Keith Harris and Orville the Duck!
Nick is Writer in Residence at Malvern Theatres and has written and produced twenty-two new plays to date. All of these have been produced through Nick’s own theatre company Malvernbard and have played in many venues around the country, from small studio theatres and larger theatres to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon.
As well as being an actor and writer Nick is a freelance Producer, Director and teacher of drama. He is also proud to be a fundraise for several charities, amongst them the NSPCC, Children’s Hospice South West, Food Cycle, Help for Heroes and the Clean Up Britain campaign.
Nick is an Associate Member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GODA).