Group Speech & Drama

This section offers opportunities for groups to compete at all levels from age 4 and upwards. School groups are warmly welcomed and we try to achieve a nurturing and creative atmosphere for the competitors to flourish. Group classes include Acting, Devising, Mime, Improvisation, Musical Theatre and Choral Speaking.

This section will take place on Sunday 23 April 2017 and the venue is the The Bull Theatre, 68 High Street, Barnet EN5 5SJ.

All entries for the Group Day and the Main Weekend to be made online, or by post with accompanying cheque to the entry secretary:

Mrs Sooriya Jeyabavan, 112 Berkeley Road, Kingsbury, London NW9 9DG

tel: 07527 287567, email:

Prizes and Certificates

This year we will be presenting four Shields for highest marks awarded in Acting, Devising, Mime and Musical Theatre. In addition the first 3 groups in each section will receive Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals plus certificates and each group will have a written adjudication sheet.

Please note our adjudicators come from either British Federation, GODA or are LAMDA teachers, performers, poets and all with vast knowledge in their particular field.

January 2017: A Letter From Frances Glynne, Speech & Drama Secretary

Dear Performers,

I am very much looking forward to another entertaining day at The Bull Theatre. I hope you’re all enjoying the rehearsals, where you’ve been creating new and exciting stuff together in a group. Because if you’ve had fun – if you’ve felt even a little bit pleased and surprised with yourself and your fellow actors – then you’re going to have a ball at the festival! Because that moment when you leave behind your usual rehearsal space and into a proper theatre, gives you a sense of occasion, and a sprinkle of theatre magic, that lifts performances to the next level.

We have a wonderful adjudicator this year – Jenny Thornton is returning to the North London Festival and we are really looking forward to listening to her encouraging and constructive comments! Helen has been involved with amateur theatre for as long as she can remember. Her parents, her husband, both her children, and one of her dogs, have all taken part in local productions!

We look forward to receiving your entries! Our secretary for all entries is Mrs. Sooriya Jeyabavan. Email, closing date for entries is Friday 5th March. For all enquiries regarding syllabus and timing please do not hesitate in contacting me on 07950918355.

Best wishes,

Frances Glynne

One form should be used for each competitor/group/choir/etc., listing all the classes to be entered in any ONE SECTION. A separate entry form must be used for each Section of the Festival entered. Once you have submitted the form, you will need to transfer the total amount due to our bank account. Our bank details are displayed at the bottom of this form. Closing dates for entries are clearly marked at the top of each section of the syllabus.

Please, add only the entries you need.

Entry 1

Title and Composer
Author of Piece to be Performed

Entry 2

Entry 3

Entry 4

Entry 5

Entry 6

* see syllabus for fees applicable to each class

Declaration by person filling in the Entry Form

  • Yes, I agree I/We agree to abide by the Rules & Regulations of the North London Festival as set out in the Syllabus and accept responsibility for the above named entrant(s).
  • Yes, I agree I/We also agree to allow Festival officials or the local Press to take photographs solely for Festival publicity purposes.
  • Yes, I agree I/We agree to deposit the total amount into North London Festival bank account within the next 48 hours. (If we do not receive full payment, we will be unable to process your application)
  • Official Accompanist: Do you wish to use an Official Accompanist?


Bank details

Bank Name: CAF Bank

Account name - North London Music Festival

Account number - 00014585

Sort Code 40 - 52 - 40

REF: Add your class number and competitors name

First Competitor's Name
(as it will appear in programme)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *
Instrument / voice
Second Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *
Instrument / voice
Group/Choir Size (if applicable)
Title and Composer of piece to be performed
(if applicable)
Time to perform (if applicable)
Class fee