All England Theatre Festival – Northern Semi-Final

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May, 7.30pm + 2pm (Sun only), Tickets £8 / £6

After the excitement of this year’s Durham and Sunderland One Act festival we look forward to hosting the Northern Semi Final for the first time!

Come along to see the very best amateur theatre groups in the North.

The winner will go on to represent the North at the All England Final in Maidenhead.

THE SEMI FINALISTS

There will be seven productions, including those by the winning teams of the Richmond Drama Festival (which ends on 13th April) and the Leverhulme Drama Festival (which ends 27th April). The five teams already through to the semi-final are:

Royalty Theatre Sunderland with Jesu Merci by Helen Bowie
Nantwich Players with Edgar and Annabel by Sam Holcroft
Pateley Bridge Dramatic Society with A Penny for Them by Keith Burton
Saltburn 53 Group with The Owls know the Fate of our Bones by Sue Pierce
Weighton Young Players with Crossing the Line by Pete Benson

SEMI-FINAL TROPHIES
The following trophies will be awarded at the end of the show on the Sunday.

Harry Mellor Cup (best décor)
Paul Dyson Trophy (adjudicator’s discretionary award)
TSB Silver Salver (best actress)
Elmer Trophy (best actor)
Silver Stag (best team)

Running Orders

Saturday 4th May 7pm show
Sedgefield Players with War Brides by Marion Craig Wentworth
Royalty Theatre Sunderland with Jesu Merci by Helen Bowie
The winners of the Leverhulme Drama Festival (held 27th April)

Sunday 5th May 2.30pm show
Nantwich Players with Edgar and Annabel by Sam Holcroft
(Features adult themes and strong language)
Weighton Young Players with Crossing the Line by Pete Benson

Sunday 5th May 7pm show
Saltburn 53 Group with The Owls know the Fate of our Bones by Sue Pierce
Pateley Bridge Dramatic Society with A Penny for Them by Keith Burton

Awards ceremony with adjudication by Jan Palmer Sayer, GoDA

The winning group will go forward to the All England Final in Maidenhead

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