Regional Area Rounds

UK Community Drama Festivals FederationUnited Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation

Each year the national amateur theatre organisations of the four United Kingdom countries promote a series of one-act play festivals. Local festivals lead selected productions to a national festival in each country, from which one production is selected to represent its country at the British Final Festival.  Area festivals are held in various parts of Wales from February to May and the six highest marked productions are selected to appear at the Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays.

Rules for the Wales Final Festival can be found here (PDF 184KB) 

The festivals provide an opportunity for amateur companies to appear in new and varying venues before widely differing audiences; to receive constructive criticism from a qualified adjudicator, and to compare the standard of their own work with that of the other companies taking part. For audiences, the public adjudication of performances offers a deeper understanding and appreciation of theatre.


Festival Dates 2020

Adjudicator: Christopher Baglin GoDA 

Glamorgan Drama League - 26-28 March, The Savoy Theatre

Montgomeryshire Community Drama Association 2-4 April, venue TBA

Clwyd Community Theatre Association 13-18 April, venue TBA

Conwy Drama Association 23-25 April, Church House, Glan Conwy

South Breconshire 8-9 May, The Welfare, Ystradgynlais


Regional Area Rounds 2019

Adjudicator: Nick Wilkes GoDA Assoc.

Conwy Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2019 ‚Äč30th March 2019, Church House, Glan Conwy

  • FESTIVAL WINNER: Wing It Dusty by Teresa Hennessy, Colwyn Abbey Players

Clwyd Community Theatre Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2019 4-6th April 2019, Emlyn Williams Theatre, Theatr Clwyd

  • BEST MALE PERFORMANCE: Paul Harrison as Harry in The Waiting Room, Nannerch Players
  • BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE: Sarah Dixon as Bev in Give a Little Love, ABC Drama Caerws
  • BEST MALE SUPPORT: Craig Semple as Pemberton in All By Myself, Rhyl Liberty Players
  • BEST FEMALE SUPPORT: Liz Grieve as Dolores in The Waiting Room, Nannerch Players
  • BEST PRESENTATION: All By Myself, Rhyl Liberty Players
  • STAGE MANAGEMENT AWARD: Helen Phillips 12 Hour Life, Phoenix Theatre Company
  • THE EGA TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION: (Overall Festival Winners) All By Myself, Rhyl Liberty Players

South Breconshire Festival of One-Act Plays 2019 12th April 2019, The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

  • ADJUDICATORS AWARD: The Technical Team I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Glantawe Youth
  • BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE: Dafydd Evans as Honza in I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Glantawe Youth
  • BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Heidi Marie James as Demi in The Attic, Glantawe Theatre Company
  • The Adjudicator gave a special mention to Glantawe Mini’s for their very entertaining production of The Witch Who Nicked Happiness

Montgomeryshire Community Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2019 25-27th April 2019, Berriew Community Centre, 7.30pm, 7.00pm on Saturday

  • BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE: Reid Corbett as Roddy Wallop in Interlude, Montgomery Youth Theatre
  • BEST YOUTH PRODUCTION: Interlude, Montgomery Youth Theatre
  • ADJUDICATORS AWARD FOR ORIGINALITY: Portrait of Marie-Thérèse, Tim Parkes and Rebel Alliance
  • BEST OVERALL INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE: Gareth Davies as Dr Feldman in Different Way to Die, Guildsfield ADS
  • BEST DIRECTOR: Judith Marvin Three More Sleepless Nights, Actors Studio
  • FESTIVAL WINNER: Three More Sleepless Nights,  Actors Studio

Glamorgan Drama League Festival of One-Act Plays 2019 2-4th May 2019, The Savoy Theatre, Tonyrefail, 7.00pm

  • DAVID DAVIES MEMORIAL AWARD for BEST OVERALL PRODUCTION and FESTIVAL WINNERS: Constellations, The Unknown Theatre Company. Directed by Alice Eklund
  • BOB MCTURK MEMORIAL AWARD BEST DIRECTOR: Leanne Knibb for 100, Cardiff Players
  • LON DAVID MEMORIAL AWARD FOR ORIGINALITY AND INNOVATION: 100, Cardiff Players. Directed by Leanne Knibb
  • THE BARBARA LAKE MEMORIAL AWARD FOR THE BEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE: Trystan Davies as Ketu in 100, Cardiff Players. Directed by Leanne Knibb
  • MARI MAJOR YOUTH AWARD FOR BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE: Zoë Martin as Maddie in Blood on Canvas, The Unknown Theatre Company. Directed by Kieron Rees
  • THE BEA WELLS MEMORIAL AWARD THE BEST INDIVIDUAL COMEDY PERFORMANCE: Kimberley Littlechild as Marianne in Constellations, The Unknown Theatre Company. Directed by Alice Eklund
  • THE JEAN HOWELL ADJUDICATOR’S AWARD: Daniel Robertson, Savoy Theatre for his technical expertise and all-round helpfulness.

Regional Area Round Winners

Winners of past Regional Area Rounds available below; N.B. This is under constuction, if you have any further information or spare programmes then please get in touch


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Further information on the Regional Associations can be found here


Updated September 2019

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