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SPEECH AND DRAMA SECTION

Closing date for entries is 21st September 2022

Monday 24th October and Tuesday 25th October

In Longwell Green Community Centre

Copies of poems may be obtained from Secretary.  Competitors need not obtain permission to perform Own Choice pieces, as both set and own choice selections are covered by an arrangement with the Authors’ Licensing & Collection Society for which entry fees include the cost. This does not apply to Duologue or Group Presentation for which permission must be obtained. Please note that competitors who run over time may be penalized. All verse must be memorized unless otherwise stated.

FEES:     11 Years and under         Solo £5.50            Duologue £7.00

12 Years – 18 years         Solo £6.00           Duologue £8.00

19 Years and over            Solo £6.50            Duologue £8.00

Groups £2.00 per person to a maximum of £16.00

SET PIECE CLASSES

The SOURCES of the set poems are:

 

Julia Donaldson

Poems to Perform                Macmillan Children’s Books ISBN:  978-1-4472-4349- 7              Code A

The Puffin Book of

Modern Children’s Verse                         Puffin Books ISBN:  978-0-14-132188-2       Code B

 

SD1        6 Years and under

Witch, Witch – by Rose Fyleman (Code A)

or

Perfect Arthur – by N.M. Bodecker (Code B)

 

The FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in Class SD1.

SD2        7 Years

Tea with Aunty Mabel– by Jeanne Willis (Code A)            

or

The Intruder – by James Reeves (Code B)

 

The NATHAN JONES MEMORIAL TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in Class SD2.

SD3        8 Years

The Secret Song – by Margaret Wise Brown (Code A)

or

The Tree and the Pool – by Brian Patten (Code B)

 

The MRS ALISON CHIDZOY TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in class SD3.

 

SD4        9 Years

From a Railway Carriage – by Robert Louis Stevenson (Code A)

or

The ‘Veggy Lion’ – by Spike Milligan (Code B)

 

SD5        10 Years

The Dinosaur Rap – by John Foster (Code A)

or

The Snare – by James Stephens (Code B)

 

The Hilda Willis Trophy will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in Classes SD4 and SD5.

               

SD6        11 & 12 years

Football Mad – by Benjamin Zephaniah (Code A)

or

The Scarecrow – by Walter De La Mare (Code B)

 

SD7        13 & 14 Years

The Visitor – by Ian Serrallier (Code A)

or

Parrot – by Alan Brownjohn (Code B)

 

The KEMP BROS TROPHY FOR JUNIOR POETRY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in classes SD6 and SD7.

SD8        15 & 16 Years

Rum Tum Tugger – by T.S. Elliot (Code A)

or

The Listeners – by Walter De La Mare (Code B)

 

SD9        17 & 18 Years

The Kitten in the Falling Snow – by James Kirkup (Code A)

or

The Alice Jean – by Robert Graves (Code B)

 

The MADAM WINIFRED LOVE TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in classes SD8 and SD9.

OWN CHOICE POETRY

SD10      9 Years and under                            Max. 1.5 mins

SD11      10 &11 Years                                      Max. 1.5 mins

 

The JEAN HOWELL TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in classes SD10 and SD11.

 

SD12      12 – 15 Years                                      Max. 1.5 mins

SD13      16 Years and over                            Max. 2.0 mins

 

 

 

OWN CHOICE SONNET               

 

SD14      12 – 15 Years                                      Max. 2 mins

SD15      16 – 18 Years                                    Max. 3 mins

SD16      19 Years and over                            Max. 3 mins

 

The MILLENNIUM POETRY CUP will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in classes

SD12- SD16.

OWN CHOICE HUMEROUS POEM

SD17      11 years and under                         Max 2 mins

SD18      12 – 15 years                                     Max 2 mins

SD19      16 – 18 years                                     Max 3 mins

SD20      19 years and over                            Max 3 mins

The STONE TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in classes SD17 – SD20.

OWN CHOICE POETRY DUOLOGUE

SD21      Any age                                                Max 3 mins

A Trophy will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in class SD21.

 

PREPARED PROSE READING

 

SD22      11 Years and under         Any passage from an own choice book.  Max. 3 mins

SD23      12 – 14 Years                      Any passage from an own choice book.  Max. 3 mins

SD24      15 – 16 Years                      Any passage from an own choice book   Max. 3 mins

SD25      17 Years and over            Any passage from an own choice book   Max. 3 mins

 

The PAT ELLIS MEMORAIL TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in classes SD22 – SD25.

 

PROSE FROM MEMORY

SD26      12 Years and under         Own Choice                                                                                        Max. 3 mins

SD27      13 – 18 years                      Own Choice                                                                                        Max. 3 mins

 

The FOSTER CUP will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in classes SD26 and SD27.

SOLO ACTING    Title of scene to be submitted with entry. Small hand props may be used. No costume is allowed but appropriate practice clothing is permitted (ie: long skirts; leotards; tights)

 

SD31      10 years and under         Scene by one person EXCLUDING Shakespeare                   Max. 4 mins

The SANDRA MCDOWELL TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in SD31.

 

SD32      11 – 13 years                      Scene by one person EXCLUDING Shakespeare                   Max. 4 mins

 

THE RHIAN VAUGHAN TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in class SD32.

 

SD33      14 – 15 years                      Scene by one person EXCLUDING Shakespeare                   Max. 4 mins

SD34      16 Years and over            Scene by one person EXCLUDING Shakespeare                   Max. 5 mins

 

The STELLA WILSON TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in Classes SD33 and SD34.

SD35      12 years and under         Shakespeare scene by one person                            Max. 5 mins

SD36      13 – 15 years                     Shakespeare scene by one person                            Max. 5 mins

SD37      16 – 18 years                     Shakespeare scene by one person                            Max. 5 mins

SD38   19 years and over              Shakespeare scene by one person                          Max. 5 mins

 

The SHAKESPEARE TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in Classes

SD35 – SD38.

 

DUOLOGUE Title of scene to be submitted with entry. Small hand props may be used. No costume may be worn but appropriate practice clothing is permitted (ie: long skirts, leotards, tights)

 

SD39      11 Years and under         Own Choice                                                                        Max. 5 mins

 

The COLLEGIATE TROPHY will be awarded to the competitors gaining the highest mark in Class SD39.

SD40      12 – 14 Years                      Own Choice                                                                        Max. 5 mins

The JACQUELINE CHIDZOY TROPHY will be awarded to the competitors gaining the highest mark in Class SD40.

SD41      15 – 18 years                      Own Choice                                                                        Max. 5 mins

The CAPALDI-MUNKTON TROPHY will be awarded to the competi3tors gaining the highest mark in Class SD41.

SOLO MIME No costume or hand props. Table and chair set allowed.

SD42      13 years and under         Own Choice                                                                        Max. 3 mins

SD43      14 – 18 years                      Own Choice                                                                        Max. 3 mins

 

A TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in Classes SD42 and SD43.

SIGHT READING. The same passage will be read by each competitor.

Sight Reading Competitors will be given two minutes to prepare a passage chosen by the adjudicator.

 

SD44      12 years and under

SD45      13 – 15 years

SD46      16 – 18 years

 

A TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor gaining the highest mark in Classes SD44 – SD46

 

GROUP CLASSES on stage – dimensions 4.3 m long x 2.4 m wide

SD47      Group Drama – Any Age

Minimum 3 performers. Not to exceed 15 minutes. Any scene from any play (including Shakespeare). Fees are per person to a maximum of £16.00.

SD48      Group Speaking – Any Age

Minimum 6 performers. Prose and or Verse. Own choice programme. Not to exceed 10 minutes.  Fees are per person to a maximum of £16.00.

SD49      Group Mime – Any Age

Minimum 3 performers. Any style accepted. Not to exceed 7 mins. Fees are per person to a maximum of £16.00.

SD50      Group Theme – Any Age

Minimum 6 performers. Not to exceed 20 minutes. The group will develop a theme using a combination of at least 3 elements of the following: – Verse speaking – Group Speaking – Prose – Drama – Mime – Music. Fees are per person to a maximum of £16.00.

The ASDA TROPHY will be awarded to the group gaining the highest mark in Classes SD47 – SD50

PROJECT SPEAKING.  Competitors will be required to speak on a subject of their own choice. Visual aids may be used.

 

SD51      14 years and under                                                                                                         Max. 4 mins

SD52      15 – 18 years                                                                                                                      Max. 5 mins

 

A Trophy will be awarded to the Competitor gaining the highest mark in Classes SD51 and SD52.

Lanyards for medals will be available for purchase at the ticket desk for £1 each.

Members of winning groups may purchase additional medals for £2 each at the ticket desk

 

All Trophies to be held for one year and returned to Speech and Drama Secretary by 1 October 2022 unless otherwise arranged. Please ensure trophies are clean and in good condition.

NEW FOR 2022!

MUSICAL THEATRE – SUNDAY 23rd OCTOBER

The emphasis is on a complete performance and presentation, rather than solely a study of music, and will show ability in acting, singing, dancing and choreographic skills. Performances must show implicit dramatic content with portrayal of characters and their motivations. This is an opportunity to explore style, form and character through communicating the dramatic context of a musical text. Extracts from plays may be edited to create dialogue moving into musical scenes. (see copyright rules).

CD Player and Piano are provided.

All performance must be from memory and clearly introduced.

A suggestion of costume and minimal hand-props will be permitted.

Please note some classes may take place in the evening.

We reserve the right to cancel classes, restrict the number of entries into classes or limit audience numbers should it be necessary. Please check the website for regular updates.

 

COPYRIGHT

The Festival does not accept liability for the infringement of copyright recording or performing rights arising out of an entrant’s accompaniment or performance. It contributes to a group licence to cover payment of fees for the use of recorded music at its events. Teachers and choreographers using tapes created from commercial recordings are advised that they are themselves responsible for seeking permission to re-record from the recording companies concerned. Performers or teachers with queries on how to obtain copyright permission for performance items should contact Festivals House (British and International Federation of Festivals) on 01625 428297 or email at before making their entries.

The use of photo or other facsimile copies of printed material without the publisher’s permission is forbidden as contrary to law. However, when material is part of a volume and not published separately, a copy may be made for the Adjudicator, provided that the entrant has already purchased a copy. The photocopy will then be retained and destroyed by the Festival.

PERFORMANCE

Chairs and a table will be provided.

A copy of the musical track you will be using should be sent in advance. The CD should contain one instrumental track only. All CD’s should be clearly marked with the class/number of the entrant.

Minimal props and a suggestion of costume essential to the action of the character may be used. N.B. Full stage costume is discouraged and may contravene copyright.

Please provide a copy of the script and music for the Adjudicator and a further copy of the script for the CD operator.

TIME LIMITS

Time limits must be strictly observed. Introductions are not included in the time limit and       2 minutes are allowed for set up.

STAGE

Dimensions – 4.3m long x 2.4m wide

FEES: Solo: £6.00      Duo: £ 8.00       Group: £2.00 per person to maximum £16.00

To present a short piece of dialogue or a piece of devised text with a performance in character of a song from Musical Theatre or Film. The performance should include some movement. In Group Classes items may be linked by a theme.

 

SOLO CLASSES

MT1    MUSICAL THEATRE; 12 years and under: SOLO              Time Limit 4 mins

MT2    MUSICAL THEATRE; 13 – 18 years:           SOLO             Time Limit 6 mins

DUOLOGUE CLASSES

MT3    MUSICAL THEATRE; 12 years and under; DUO               Time Limit: 6 mins

MT4    MUSICAL THEATRE; 13 years – 18 years; DUO               Time Limit: 8 mins

GROUP CLASS

MT5    MUSICAL THEATRE; 18 years and under; max 10 people Time Limit 15 mins

We reserve the right to cancel classes, restrict the number of entries into classes or limit audience number should it be necessary. Please check the website for regular updates.

Lanyards for medals will be available for purchase at the ticket desk for £1 each.

Members of winning groups may purchase additional medals for £2 each at the ticket desk