Speech & Drama

This section offers opportunities to compete at all levels from age 5. Classes include Verse Speaking, Prose, Sight Reading, Mime, Public Speaking, many Solo Acting classes, Duologues and group work including Musical Theatre.  School groups are warmly welcomed and we try to achieve a nurturing and creative atmosphere for the competitors to flourish.

Drama classes will be on 2nd and 3rd May 2020 at a new venue for 2020The King Alfred School and The King Alfred Theatre, North End Road, London, NW11 7HY.

Entries can be made using the online entry system on this website or by post or on-line to the entry secretary – Mrs Sooriya Jeyabavan, tel: 07527 287567, email: nlfentry@hotmail.com. The closing date for speech and drama entries is Friday 6th March 2020. Where entry is by age, the age is that on 1st May 2020.

Candidates must provide a clean copy, handwritten or typed not photocopied, of their prose or script for the Adjudicator. Copies of set verse are available on request from the Speech and Drama Secretary.

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.

Please click on the link below to download the set poems for 2020.

poems north london festival 2020

Click the ‘read more’ link below to be introduced to Dan Collins, our new section Head for Speech and Drama, find out about our competition to write a poem for the centenary and find details of the prizes you can win.

Last year some of our participants told us what the festival meant to them – watch this video to listen to their enthusiasm as they talk about what they feel they gain from competing – https://flic.kr/p/2ifq2Au

Read more

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.

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Title and Composer
Author of Piece to be Performed





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* 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?

  • NOTE: YOUR PAYMENT MUST BE REFERENCED WITH CLASS No. AND COMPETITORS NAME

Bank details

Bank Name: CAF Bank

Account name - North London Music Festival

Account number - 00014585

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(as it will appear in programme)
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I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Second Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
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I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Third Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Fourth Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
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Group/Choir Size (if applicable)
Title and Composer of piece to be performed
(if applicable)
Time to perform (if applicable)
Teacher's name
Teacher's Contact phone number
Teacher's Email
Conservatoires/universities attended
Entry date
Graduation date
If you studied at more than one conservatoire/university, please enter details for the last one at which you studied.

Class fee