Durham Drama Festival 2019 | 3 – 10 February 2019

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. Entirely student-run, it allows an unparalleled chance for student theatre makers to have their work critiqued and developed, and for students to experience the theatrical process with the writer in the room!

This year’s General Programme included:

  • Save The Date, by Ollie Kirkwood
  • Poseidon’s Playhouse, by Alex Julian-Ottie
  • What ever happened to Christopher Robin?, by Charlie Whitehead
  • Reckoning, by Helena Snider-Martin
  • Ophelia Is Also Dead, by Aliya Gilmore
  • Ladies Who Lunch, by Niamh Collins
  • tuesday, by Andrew Cowburn
  • The Fire on Beacon Hill, by Harry Jenkins
  • Kay and Rex, by Madeline Horton

Last year’s festival happened 4-11 February 2018, opening with the inaugural edition of the Scratch Night, an opportunity for even more student creations to be performed in front of a crowd to great success. The General Programme, 9 fringe-length selected shows, took place over three days towards the end of the Festival. A panel of industry professionals judged the General Programme, as well as offered workshops and opportunities for aspiring theatre creators, makers, and supporters to get their questions answered.

The 43rd festival took place 4 – 11 February 2017, comprising of three days of original theatre completely written, produced, designed and performed by students. The festival also featured workshops, an outreach project, and an awards night to celebrate the winning pieces selected by an invited panel of industry professionals.