The City of Plymouth Speech & Drama Festival is being held from 20th to 24th November 2017 at The Future Inn, Plymouth PL6 5ZD.
We are pleased to announce that Eleanor McLeod will be adjudicating our 2017 Speech & Drama Festival.
Eleanor comes from Swansea in Wales where she first gained a love of the spoken word through taking LAMDA examinations, later gaining her LAMDA teaching diploma. She is also a qualified teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education. Eleanor has been a professional actress for most of her life, appearing on stage, television and radio. She takes Shakespeare to schools all over the world for the British Council.
A member of the LAMDA examinations board, she is also a published author of two books of poetry for children. Eleanor is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.
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.
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.