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Drama Festival starts Sunday


Sunday 2nd June 2013 sees the start of the Thurrock Drama Festival and already audience figures are likely to be up, this is mainly due to the fact the Thameside Complex has been revived and refurbished to a high standard.

After its successful run at the Thameside last week the host team Thurrock Courts players production “Inspector Drake’s Last Case” will be performed again on the Monday night, followed by full-length plays and four one-act plays. The Thurrock Drama Festival is still very new on the festival scene and only in its 19th year so it has a long way to be alongside festivals like Welwyn which is in its 55th year, never the less it is getting more and more support and members of the audience and these other festivals are coming along to Thurrock to see this new festival.

This year the programme is of a very high standard and promises some great drama for all tastes. The Festival once again will be the highlight in the Drama Calendar and those of you who have not ventured to see some of the talent at the Festival should make an effort this year and go along. Louise Manders this year’s adjudicator comments on how friendly and well run the festival seems to be as this is her first visit to Thurrock. A report on each evening will be on Yourthurrock for you to also comment on so why not pit your wits against the adjudicator, the critic and yourself.

The programme consists of five full length plays and four one act plays the winners of which will be invited to the “British All Winners” drama festival run by the National Association of Drama Festivals which will be held in Teignmouth, Devon from 7th to 13th July. The following is the running order for the week. So why not treat yourself to an evening of live entertainment and get down to the Thameside and support the local talent. You might be surprised how professional they all are!

Sunday 2nd June – Stageability – A Servant to two Masters

Monday 3rd June – Thurrock Courts Players – Inspector Drakes Last Case

Tuesday 4th June – Bejou Productions – Moonlight and Magnolias

Wednesday 5th June – Lindisfarne Players – The History Boys

Thursday 6th June – Global Theatre Company – Present Laughter

Friday 7th June – Winging it – The Death of Romeo (New play)

Friday 7th June – Wesley Players – In By the Half

Saturday 8th June – Thurrock Courts Players – Home or Away (New Play)

Saturday 8th June – Pier Players – Parcel

Tickets cost £10 each and £8 for concessions (Weekly ticket available)
Contact Box Office: 0845 300 5264


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