Enjoy the cream of British amateur theatre at the National Drama Festival 2022

Show dates

Friday 22nd July 2022





22nd July 2022

NDFA 2022: Friday Evening

These are tonight’s one-act plays taking part in the National Drama Festival.

‘Bad Eggs’ by Dani Robin performed by Guernsey ADOC (A One Act play)

During WWII, Jerseyman Hugo Breton and family strive to live as normally as possible under the German occupation of their home island. Hugo is determined to keep calm and carry on despite numerous restrictions placed on the community – until one night he discovers someone is stealing vegetables from his shed.

He decides to retaliate but a late-night visit from the Gestapo forces him to face the question of what is more important: defiance or his family’s safety?

‘The Gift’ by Janice Okoh (Act 2) performed by Criterion Theatre (A One Act play)

A middle class Black British couple, Sarah and James, recently moved to a Cheshire village with their adopted daughter are visited by new neighbours Harriet and Ben. A hilarious but excruciating encounter ensues, ripping the mask off white privilege when it tries to present an enlightened face and exposing the pain of those affected by it.

‘Lifeboat’ (abridged) by Nicola McCartney performed by Spiral Curtain (A One Act play)

“Lifeboat” is based on the true story of two girls, Bess Walder & Beth Cummings, who were among 90 evacuees on board the SS City of Benares, when It was torpedoed & sunk by a German U-boat on 17th September 1940. An extraordinary story of courage & survival.

More Information on The Festival

The cream of British amateur theatre is coming to the Albany Theatre this July.

The winners of local amateur Festivals throughout the British Isles have been competing all year for the right to be selected for the annual National Drama Festival.

The Festival is run by the National Drama Festivals Association (NDFA) and comprises seven evenings of adult one-act, youth one-act and adult full-length plays, all of which have been selected to compete based on merit.

To see the Running Order for the full week, visit www.ndfa.co.uk

The whole Festival will be adjudicated by the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA), specifically esteemed Adjudicator, Jan Palmer-Sayer, who will assess each play after it has been performed, and announce the full results on the Saturday evening.

Experience the cream of amateur theatre here at the Albany Theatre.

The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday from 10:30am to 1:30pm, and an hour before performances start. Outside these opening hours, messages can be left on our voicemail. See our Terms and Conditions for Ticket Sales.

Wheelchair designated spaces are available at the rear of the auditorium and are available by contacting the Box Office. Patrons who wouldn’t be able to attend the theatre without accompaniment are eligible for one free companion ticket, these also can only be booked via Box Office. See Accessibility for more information.

See Getting Here for more information on how to find us.

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Show dates

Friday 22nd July 2022





Additional Info

Festival Ticket: £59.50 (Includes all shows.)

To purchase season ticket please phone our box office on 024 7699 8964.

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