News / Drama festival time again

Westside Players rehearsing 'In the Face of Adversity'

TWELVE entries catering for all tastes will compete in this year’s Shetland Country Drama festival, which will be staged at the Garrison Theatre in Lerwick between 5 and 8 March.

 Now in it’s 68th year, the festival brings the best in community drama productions to the stage.

This year, theatre enthusiasts will have the chance to enjoy offerings from the Brenna Players, Ronas Drama Group, Westside Players and Open Door Drama.

Youth actors are represented by Anderson High School’s after school drama club, Aith Junior High primary and the Bell’s Brae primary after school drama club.

Brae High School primary is participating with a non-competitive piece.

This year’s adjudicator James Gibson, from Ayrshire, has 25 years of experience in adjudicating and is said to be “delighted” to have been invited to preside over the Shetland County Drama festival.

Tickets cost £10 (or £8 for concessions) and are available from the Shetland Box Office on 01595 745500. All performances start at 7.30pm.


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