Durham Drama Festival 2018 | 4 – 11 February 2018

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 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. The festival will return next year in February 2019.

This year’s programme included:


Site-Specific Night (8 February)

  • The Empiricist, by Caspar Bayliss
  • hypoclitical, by Kitty Briggs & Andy Ball
  • Eve, by Carrie Gaunt

The Assembly Rooms Theatre (9-10 February)

  • AQUA SPECTACULA, by Jasmine Price
  • The Adventures of Slick Tuffman: a Noir Comedy, by Mike Bedigan
  • Cloudburst, by Z. Tiplady

Black Box (9-10 February)

  • Flowers ‘N’ That, by Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin
  • Marsistan, by Hamza Adam Rafique
  • The House of Influenza: A Spooky Tale of Frighteningness, by Andrew Shires