Durham Drama Festival 2017 | 5 – 12 February 2017

Durham Drama Festival (DDF) is Durham University’s new writing competition for the stage. DDF is a key event in the student theatre calendar, showcasing the wealth of creative talent among students at Durham University, and encouraging participation in theatre in any capacity. The 42nd festival took place 5 – 12 February 2017, comprising of three days of original theatre completely written, produced, designed and performed by students, as well as featuring workshops and an awards night to celebrate the winning pieces selected by an invited panel of industry professionals. The festival will return next year in February 2018.

This year’s programme included:


Site-Specific Night (9 February)

  • The Bocchae: a post-truth tragicomedy in three parts, by Alison Middleton
  • Daisy’s Dead, by Alice Clarke
  • A Year of Minutes, by Hamish Clayton

The Assembly Rooms Theatre (10-11 February)

  • Toll, by Charlie Keable
  • Alford and the Acid Tip, by Kate Lipson
  • Screen 9, by Kate Barton

Black Box (10-11 February)

  • Rose, by Isabelle Culkin
  • The Not So Divine Comedy, by Freddie Drewer
  • Cold Fronts and Hot Flushes: The Short Stories of Kevin Spacey, by Andrew Shires