Easter Festival of Full Length Plays

Gaiety Theatre
Saturday 31st March – Friday 6th April 2018

Picture by David Streames

A unique opportunity to watch and hear the adjudication of 7 plays over 7 nights as part of the annual Easter Festival of Full Length Plays.

Each play is followed by an adjudication by a member of The Guild of Drama Adjudicators. After which there will be an opportunity for the directors, actors and crew to meet and discuss the adjudication with them at the Green Room, a nightly social occasion open to all groups and audience members.

Please find the Entry Form and Festival Rules attached below.

Closing Date for Entries: 18th November 2017
Festival Play Selection Date: January 2018

GoDA Adjudicator: Jennifer Scott-Reid

Further documentation on MADF and the festival can be found on the Documentation and Policies page.


The F.M. Cubbon Trophy – Best Play
The Dick Craine Cup – 1st Runner Up
The Jack Lynch Cup – Second Runner Up
The John Bryan Award for Audience Appreciation
The David Sugden Memorial Trophy for Set Conception, Design and Construction
The J & B Green Award for Costume and Makeup
The Frances Isaac Award – Best Performance over the age of 60
The June Edge Cup – Most Promising Performance under 21
The Group Theatre Company – Ensemble Acting
The David Kennaugh Award – Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role
​The Mollie Corkill Award – Best Female Performance in a Supporting Role
The Vanda Lambert Award – Best Female Performance
The S. E. Benn Award – Best Male Performance
The Raven Players Award – Best Producer/Director
The Jackie Banner Award for Comedy
The Michael J. Lees Award for Drama
The Olga Gray Adjudicator’s Award – Outstanding Contribution
The winner of Best Play will go forward to compete in the British All Winners Festival