Speech and Drama

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  • Verse Speaking

    Poems should be announced by the competitor naming the title and author. Timing of own choice poems starts after this announcement. The verse should normally be spoken from memory. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Prose Reading

    Pieces should be announced by the competitor naming the title and author. Timing starts after this announcement. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Sight Reading

    Competitors remain outside the competition room. They will be called in programme order and will have 30 seconds to scan the set passage before reading it. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Solo Drama

    Small hand props are allowed but no costume. Passages should be introduced by the competitor, including naming the title and author. Timing starts after this announcement. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Elizabethan/Jacobean...

  • Solo Drama In A...

    The regional accent must be stated in the introduction. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Duologue

    Small hand props are allowed but no costume. Passages should be introduced by the competitor, including naming the title and author. Timing starts after this announcement. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Duologue In A Regional...

    The regional accent must be stated in the introduction. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Mime

    No hand props, music or sound effects are allowed. The title of the mime should be announced by the competitor. Timing starts after this announcement. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Choral Speaking

     Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Devised Performance

    From a stimulus chosen by the group, supplemented by an outline of the response to the stimulus. Own hand props and elements of set and costume can be used. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OUTLINE OF THE RESPONSE (MAX 100 WORDS) MUST BE PROVIDED FOR THE ADJUDICATOR. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Musical Theatre For...

    Small props and impression of costume may be used if appropriate. Movement and dance maybe incorporated where appropriate. Recorded accompaniment/backing track and play back equipment (CD or similar) must be provided by the competitor. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.

  • Verse Composition

    Own composed poem to be submitted in writing or print and to be read out or recited from memory at the festival. The author need not perform but must be present. The onus is on the entrant to arrange for the performance of the entry though it is judged on the composition, not the performance.  A copy of the composition, for the adjudicator (preferably printed), must be sent, to be received by the entry date, to the Entries Coordinator or emailed as a scanned file (or equivalent) to entries@newcastlefestival.org.uk, giving the entry reference in the case of an on-line entry. The composition should not have been previously published or entered in another festival. Organisers reserve the right to have the work published where this would help to promote the festival. The winners' trophies will be held for one year