City of Plymouth Festival

2020 Festival of Dance, Speech & Drama, and Music.

Speech & Drama
at City of Plymouth Festival

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City of Plymouth Speech & Drama Festival Performer
The 2020 Music and Speech Festivals

The Plymouth Music and Speech festivals are scheduled to take place in November 2020. Any decision regarding the postponement or cancellation of the Music and Speech festivals will not be decided until September. Cups and Trophies from these festivals should be returned by 1st October 2020.

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The City of Plymouth Speech & Drama Festival is being held from Monday 16th through to Friday 20th November 2020 at The Future Inn, Plymouth PL6 5ZD.

Run My Festival will open entry into the Speech and Drama festival on Sunday 6th September and remain open until Saturday 10th October 2020.

We are pleased to announce that our Speech and Drama adjudicator is:

Ann Bauer
Ann Bauer

Ann has spent her working life in education teaching in secondary and primary schools, theatres, university and therapy teams, as well as examining drama and theatre studies. She ran her own drama school for many years and is also an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.

Ann trained to teach under John Hodgson at Bretton Hall, his major influence was the importance of improvisation. Ann continues to be an enthusiastic teacher of improvisation for developing all performance skills.

She believes strongly in the inclusive power of drama, that it offers confidence building, team work, and the discipline of controlling body, voice – and nerves. Combining that with her love of the written word, her first degree was English; she counts herself lucky to spend her life talking about what she loves.

Currently Ann combines her teaching with specialist teaching, research and writing in SEN.

In her spare time she still attends ballet and tap classes, a lifelong passion, enjoys theatre going, advocacy in SEN, precious time with her family and long distance back-packing treks.

The Festival Performance

The Festival experience differs from the examination situation in that it offers participants the opportunity to perform on a public stage in front of an audience and receive a mark and feedback from a qualified adjudicator.

The adjudicator will therefore look for a complete performance, including attention to dress, entrances and exits, announcing and acknowledging both applause and, where appropriate, the accompanist.