Programme Announced for Henley Drama Festival

The 46th Henley Drama Festival will take place Kenton Theatre in Henley on Thames, the fourth oldest working theatre in the country from Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 May. This excellent festival will see one act scenes from 13 plays from 11 amateur companies over four nights.  Performances will be judged nightly by Julie McLoughling an adjudicator from Jersey and member Guild of Drama Adjudicators. On Friday 5 May, after her critique of that night’s plays, Julie will announce the two productions to be invited back for the Gala Night on Saturday 6 May.

The organisers are delighted that last year’s winners, Maidenhead Drama Guild and The Young Theatre are coming back to perform.  Wendy Bowsher, former General Manager at the Kenton has been invited to present the awards on Saturday evening.  Awards are given for overall performances, best actor and actress and supporting roles and cast.

Summing up the festival last year, Ann Dayton, Festival Director said, “The enthusiasm of all who entered the competition was infectious. I must admit I have been involved with the Henley Drama Festival for all it’s 45 years and this year was one of the best. I wish more people came to see what talent there is from all the groups that entered.”

Please come along and support one of the oldest Henley Festivals.

The programme is as follows and performances start at 7.30pm each evening with the Gala Night starting at 7pm.

Tues 2 May

Didcot Phoenix Drama Group – Pathway
Didcot Phoenix Drama Group – The Lesson
Henley Players – Seagulls

Wed 3 May
Stageworks – The Hitch-Hiker
Stanton Harcourt Drama Group – Floor 13
Chiltern Players – The Holiday
Maidenhead Drama Guild – The Red Balloon

Thurs 4 May
BreakaLeg Productions – Murder Play
The Young Theatre – The Cagebirds
The Young Theatre – Rainbow’s Ending

Fri 5 May

The Northmoor Players – Albert
Sindodun Players – Sixty-love
HAODS (co produced by KS Production) – Bethlehem Lights

Standard ticket price per night is £10, Under 18 – £5

Ticket for Gala is £5

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