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What’s New

Dear Nidderdale Festival Supporter.

This year's Nidderdale and District One-Act Drama Festival will take place on Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March at the Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough. As usual, the event is affiliated to the All-England Theatre Festival (AETF) and the winning production will go forward to contest the AETF Northern Area Final at Washington Arts Centre, County Durham over the weekend of the early May Bank Holiday. The ultimate prize is a place at the British Final of One-Act Plays which this year is being held 'on the doorstep' at Harrogate Theatre on 5/6 July (tickets are already on sale for this at the HT Box Office).

The Nidderdale has attracted a healthy seven entries this year (the eclectic repertoire over a range of genres includes work by 'national treasures' and talented local playwrights) and promises to be one of the best festivals for some years. The programme/running order is as follows:

THURSDAY 14 MARCH (7.30 pm)

Woodlands Drama Group - ‘Our Man’ by Daniel Clucas

The Tricorn Theatre Company - ‘Cat and Mouse’ by Bernie Crosthwaite


Pateley Bridge Dramatic Society (Juniors) – ‘Homework! Help!!! devised by Ruth Dodsworth and Joyce Liggins from 'Plays from Literature' compiled by Evelyn Smith.

Pateley Bridge Dramatic Society (Seniors) - ‘A Penny for Them’ by Keith Burton

Harrogate Dramatic Society - ‘Gosforth’s Fete’ by Alan Ayckbourn


Knaresborough Players - ‘Green Forms’ by Alan Bennett

Woodlands Drama Group - ‘Saving for Dolphins’ by Wilf Hashimi

Tickets are priced at £8 per night with the following discounts

     two nights - £15

     three nights - £22

Although tickets can be purchased at the door each night, you are advised to reserve. As usual I am the box office for this and I'll be happy to take your reservation by phone (712240) or email. Your reserved tickets will be enveloped up for you to collect and pay for at the door - cash, or cheque made payable to 'NDDA'. Cast and crew members will enjoy free entry on the night of their performance.

Please would you be kind enough to give this email the widest circulation among society colleagues as well as friends and relatives. By supporting this year's festival you will help towards raising the £4,500 required to defray the accommodation and travel expenses of the four British Finalists from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

I look forward to a flood of ticket orders

With my thanks and kindest regards