Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th March

Oasis at the British Final (2010)

Totton Festival of Drama awarded Adjudicators Award (2014)

A Brief History of the Totton Festival of Drama

1978 Councillor Bill Mussett forms festival committee
1979 First Festival held in the Thistle Hall March 20th-23rd
1981 Became a Stage One of The All England Theatre Festival One Act Play Competition
1987 Moved to Testwood School
1995 Youth groups accepted into the All England Theatre Festival One Act Play Competition
1999 All Southern Division Stage Ones agreed to have the same adjudicator ensuring complete fairness and consistency in marking
2000 Adults and youth compete on equal terms for overall winner and the Archie Gay Memorial Trophy
2005 Moved into our new home at the Hanger Farm Arts Centre
2008 The Waterside Herald donate trophy for the Best Original Script
2010 Oasis Youth Theatre reach the British Final in East Kilbride in Scotland with One Million to STOP THE TRAFFIC - The first group from Totton to reach this far in the competition
2012 Launch of our festival facebook page www.facebook.com/tottondrama
2013 Launch of our festival twitter account @tottondrama
2014 Approached to join the 5 Counties Youth Festival where the winning youth play represents Hampshire and compete against the winning youth productions from Avon, Bristol, Somerset & Wiltshire. TRANT donate the trophy for the Hampshire winners.
The Totton Festival Committee is awarded the Adjudicators Award from the Chair of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, Colin Dolley, calling it one of the best organised & friendliest festivals he's been to!
2016 The Totton Festival website is launched www.tottondrama.co.uk

Previous Overall Winners

2017 Bench Theatre with Login Error by Adam Hughes
2016 YT2 Plus with Eight by Ella Hickson
2015 Intermediate Oasis Youth Theatre with Twisted Tales devised by the cast
2014 Bench Theatre Company with Grotto by Mark Wakeman
2013 Oasis Youth Theatre with Too Much Punch for Judy by Mark Wheeller
2012 Oasis Youth Theatre with Jack! by Oasis Youth Theatre
2011 Dynasty Theatre with The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter
2010 Maskers Theatre Company with Cagebirds by David Campton
2009 Maskers Theatre Company with In by the Half by Jimmie Chinn
2008 Oaklands Youth Theatre with Graham - the World's Fastest Blind Man by Mark Wheeller
2007 Bench Theatre Company with 'Ashputtel' & 'the Lady & the Lion' from Grimm Tales adapted by Carol Anne Duffy & Tim Supple
2006 Chameleon Theatre Company with A Galway Girl by Geraldine Aron
2005 Eastleigh Borough Youth Theatre with Citizenship by Mark Ravenhill
2004 Portchester Players with The Donahue Sisters by Geraldine Aron
2003 Festival Fringe with The Big Issue by Claire Booker
2002 Romsey Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society with Mr Foot by Michael Frayn
2001 Eastleigh Borough Youth Theatre with Trophies by Matt Beames
2000 Esso Music & Drama Society with Last Time I Saw Paris by Philip Stagg
1999 Hardley School with Do We Ever See Grace? by Noel Gray
1998 Hardley School with Tissue by Louise Page
1997 Chessil Theatre Company with Parallel Lines by Graham Cranmer
1996 New Forest Players with Effie's Burning by Valerie Windsor
1995 Portchester Players with Me MacKenna by Don Shaw
1994 Festival Fringe with Shattered Peace by Claire Booker
1993 Portchester Players with The Choristers by John Reason
1992 New Forest Players with Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter
1991 Esso Music & Drama Society with The Babies by Anna Lippman
1990 Portchester Players with Shakers by John Godber
1989 Centre Stage Theatre with Games by James Saunders
1988 New Forest Players with White Liars by Peter Schieffer
1987 Centre Stage Theatre with Paula's Tape by Rony Robinson
1986 Centre Stage Theatre with Albert by Richard Harris
1985 Chameleon Theatre Company with Gosforth's Fete by Alan Ayckbourn
1984 Chameleon Theatre Company with Sparrows by Charles Mauder
1983 Esso Music & Drama Society with Lunch Hour by John Mortimer
1982 Bishops Waltham Little Theatre
1981 Romsey Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society
1980 Esso Music & Drama Society with Ritual for Dolls by George MacEwan Green
1979 Romsey Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society with Branwell by Bettine Mantkelow

Bench Theatre with Login Error (2017)

Eastleigh Borough Youth Theatre with Citizenship (2005)

Eastleigh Borough Youth Theatre with Trophies (2001)

Esso Music & Drama Society with Last Time I Saw Paris (2000)

New Forest Players with Effie's Burning (1996)

Esso Music & Drama Society with The Babies (1991)

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