Hunstanton drama festival preview

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This summer’s popular Hunstanton One-Act Drama Festival will take place at the Princess Theatre, opening on Thursday, July 9, and continuing through to Sunday, July 12.

Performances will take place at 7pm each evening and there will also be matinees on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th at 2.30pm.

Each performance will consist of different adult and youth drama groups from throughout the district performing one-act plays of their choice.

Each session will usually include two or three different plays while the last evening will include special entertainment and the presentation of awards.

After each session, the adjudicators will talk briefly about each play and how well each team achieved their objectives; full written adjudications will be issued to each group after 
the event.

The drama festival is also a competition and trophies will be awarded within ten different categories including Best Original Script, Best Play and Best Actor/Actress at the end of the last Sunday performance. 
These will be presented by the Mayor of Hunstanton, Andrew Murray.

Participants include The Princess Players, King’s Lynn Young Players, Wilburton Theatre Group, John Giller Drama and Theatre Academy, The Rollason Stage School, Methwold Theatre Club, Four by Four, Garboldisham Amateur Dramatic Society (GADS) and Downham Market Amateur Dramatic Society (DADS).

Adjudicators are Michael Williamson, Stephen P Hayter and Ann McKimm.

Tickets cost £8.50 per performance (Festival ticket £25 which includes access to all performances) will shortly be available from the Princess Theatre box office on 01485 532252 or on-line at