Drama Festival at Kenton Theatre This Week


The 43rd Drama Festival opened last night at the Kenton Theatre. During this week there will be nine theatrical groups battling it out for the coveted top prizes for performing their one-act plays to the audience and this year’s  adjudicator Colin Dolly who is the chair of NODA.

The Friendly Bombs – a group from Slough, won The Adjudicator’s Special Prize when they last appeared 2 years ago.   Jeni Wood said, “We expect to have a high calibre of entry from all the Groups taking part – should be a very interesting Festival this year – as usual.”

Twelve prizes will be presented on Saturday for different awards including the Diamond Shield, the Magic Moment Award.

The programme is listed below and all performances start at 7.30pm.   All tickets are just £8. Please go along and support this fantastic festival of drama.  To book go to https://www.kentontheatre.co.uk


Tuesday 6 May

Friendly Bombs Theatre Company

Lord of the Flies

Nigel Williams based on the novel by William Golding

Scene Stealers

Don’t Mention The Dream

Damian Trasler by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts


Thursday 8 May

North Oxford Youth Theatre


Mark Shields

The Mavericks


Anthony Deacon


A Dollar

David Pinski


Friday 9 May

Henley Players

The Last Two Lines

Ronnie Gunn


The Cask of Amontillado

India M. Van Camp an adaptation of the short story by Edgar Allen Poe

St Peter’s Players – Wolvercote

The Interview

Octave Mirbeau


Saturday 10 May

Oxford Theatre Guild

Military Thinking

Andrew Barsby

Presentation of Awards