The County Drama Festival is the longest-established of all the SFD's competitive drama festivals. It is for one act plays of at least 20 minutes (but no more than 55 minutes) duration, which are adjudicated publically, usually by a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GODA). It is open to any group affiliated to the SFD. Original writing is very welcome, and Youth groups are encouraged to take part. The winner can opt to go forward and represent the County in the Western Division of the All England Theatre Festival, and in successive rounds all the way up to the British Final. The winning Youth Group also goes on to represent us in the Five Counties Youth Festival in April, which is held in one of the four/five participating counties. Somerset were last the hosts in 2014. Any group wanting more details or an entry form should contact the County Drama Coordinator before the 31st January 2015. Lyn Lockyer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hay Fever by Noel Coward
Directed by Louise Adams
4th - 7th February
Hay Fever is set in the hall of the Bliss family home. The eccentric Blisses—Judith, a recently retired stage actress, David, a self-absorbed novelist, and their two equally unconventional children— live in a world where reality slides easily into fiction. Upon entering this world, the unfortunate weekend guests—a proper diplomat, a shy flapper, an athletic boxer, and a fashionable sophisticate— are repeatedly thrown into melodramatic scenes wherein their hosts profess emotions and react to situations that do not really exist. The resulting comedic chaos ends only when the tortured visitors tip-toe out of the door.
Bring your own fortune cookies and celebrate the year of the goat, although to some it is the year of the sheep. Chinese takeaway will be served (cost no more than £10 per person) if you order from Julie before 18 February. Telephone on 01460 54007 or email email@example.com