The Worcestershire Theatre Festival
2022- Update

The festival organizing committee are delighted to announce that plans are now underway for the 2022 festival which will again take place at The Norbury Theatre. The festival will be on 5th & 6th March 2022 and will not be extended to the Friday evening; consequently there will be a maximum of 12 productions over the two days. We have already received a significant number of expressions of interest so we are hopeful of a full event. The application form can be downloaded from this site so, get your thinking caps on and submit your application as soon as possible. Fully completed applications will be considered for inclusion into the 2022 festival. Have a look at "Enter the 2022 Festival"  tab for more details.

Our adjudicator will be Chris Jaeger, no stranger to the adjudicators role, indeed current Chair of The Guild of Drama Adjudicators, see his profile below. 




Chris Jaeger is a highly-experienced writer, musician, actor and director.  For sixteen years he was the director of the Swan Theatre Worcester, and of the professional Worcester Repertory Company for which he wrote and directed many shows.


He runs a professional touring company called ‘On A Role’ for which he has written several plays, four of which are currently touring this country and beyond. He also wrote the lyrics of a ‘Worcestershire Song Cycle’ which premiered at the Three Choirs Festival. He has been commissioned to write plays, including one about King John by Worcester Cathedral, about saving energy by Worcester Bosch, and about Charles Stuart by the Battle of Worcester Society.


He is a senior member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GODA) and is currently its Chair. He adjudicates drama festivals all over Britain and beyond and has adjudicated many national finals.


Chris is a Fellow of the University of Worcester and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also a drama advisor to the Royal Navy.


In 2013, he was awarded the MBE for services to the Arts presented by Her Majesty the Queen.


Chris lives in Worcester and is married with two cats.

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