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April 9th 2021, News Original Playwriting
The 2021 Original One Act Playwriting competition is now open! Authors from across the South-West are invited to submit their scripts to the Secretary of the SFD by noon on Sunday 12th September 2021. Now is the time to write that one act play that you have always wanted to write, or see performed. ...

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March 1st 2021, News Original Playwriting
By Brenda Shrewsbury The strange year that was 2020 produced a crop of very fine scripts that gave the reading panel of the SFD some much needed focus and very enjoyable reading. After lively debate (completed this year via emails and Zoom!) we produced a short list of five One Act plays. Soul Mates ...

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January 31st 2021, County Drama Festival News
By Philip de Glanville The darkest days of the winter are now behind us – literally and, we hope, figuratively – and despite gloomy news about persistently high infection rates, appalling mortality figures, and the likelihood that we shall all need to observe some sort of social-distancing measu ...

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December 3rd 2020, News Original Playwriting
by Brenda Shrewsbury The strange time we are living in has produced a bumper crop of entries for this year’s competition. In March, at the opening of the competition I had speculated we would have a raft of dystopian scripts. In fact the entries were a varied selection, covering not only livin ...

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October 17th 2020, News The Phoebe Rees
There were prizes-a-plenty at this year’s Phoebe Rees Awards Ceremony despite it being the strangest affair in the history of the competition. Not only did Covid-19 cut the competition down in its prime when government precautions required us all to go into lockdown, but ongoing restrictions m ...

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