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Enjoy A Live Theatre Treat As Four-Day Drama Fest Hits Town
If live theatre at an affordable price is just your cup of tea, then an exciting four-night run of plays gets underway during March with the 2018 Tamworth Hastilow Drama Festival. The event, which runs in the Staffordshire town of Tamworth, from Wednesday 14th March to Saturday 17th March, features a series of one act plays by the region's best amateur dramatic groups. Adult and youth theatre companies from Tamworth and the wider area will compete throughout the festival, with up to three plays being performed each night over the course of the four days. Performances will be scored by The Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA) festival adjudicator Sue Doherty and the winners in a variety of categories will then progress to the next round of the celebrated All England Theatre Festival.

Tamworth Hastilow Drama Festival
Total Arts Community Theatre performing Comedy of Errors


The nightly drama will unfold at the Two Rivers High School Theatre, Torc Campus, off Silver Link Road, Tamworth, where audiences can enjoy a high standard of performances for just £6 per evening. Doors open at 6.30pm daily, with performances starting at 7pm prompt. Tamworth Hastilow Drama Festival has been sponsored by the Staffordshire County Council Community Fund. Festival organiser Sue Fortune said: "I would like to thank county councillors Ben Adams and Jason Jones for their help and encouragement through the Staffordshire Community Fund. It is great to know that we have councillors who support the Arts in the Community. I would also like to thank the Mayor, Councillor John Chesworth, for his support and agreeing to present the awards to the winning individuals and teams on Saturday 17th March."

Tamworth Hastilow Drama Festival
Enjoy Tamworth Assembly Rooms on tour


Although it is subject to change at short notice, the current line-up features:

Wednesday, March 14
TACT - The Thrill of Love
Belfrey Youth Theatre - The Dreaming
Belfrey Players - Wanda's Visit

Thursday, March 15
Impact Youth Theatre – Grimm Tales
Abbey Players - Mediocrity
Abbey Players - Conclusions

Friday, March 16
Belfrey Youth Theatre – Mother Figure
Belfrey Youth Theatre – Dream Jobs
Little Acorn Drama Group – The Dreaming

Saturday, March 17
Impact Junior Youth Theatre – Wolf Boy
EINC Drama Group – The Last Communist
Presentation of Awards

Tamworth Assembly Rooms
Work is continuing to refurbish Tamworth Assembly Rooms


The drama festival is the first in a new season of 'Assembly Rooms on Tour' events, which will see performances being taken out into the community to ensure audiences and theatre groups continue to benefit from live entertainment during the refurbishment of the historic theatre. The season continues with Tamworth Musical Theatre Company's production of The Wedding Singer at the Landau Forte Theatre in Ashby Road from Wednesday 4th April to Saturday 7th April. Tickets for the Tamworth Hastilow Drama Festival and The Wedding Singer are available online here, from the Tourist Information Centre in Marmion House, Lichfield Street, or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618. A transaction fee of £1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.
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Why? Enjoy A Series Of One-Act Plays During Drama Festival
When: 14 - 17 March 2018
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Two Rivers School, Torc Campus, Silver Link Road, Tamworth B77 2HJ
Cost: Tickets £6 Per Evening
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