Thank you to everyone who responded to our survey about our 2021 Festival. We really appreciate your responses.
Having considered your thoughts and the views of festival committee, we agreed that aiming to hold a festival in March 2021 was just a little too optimistic and so we are delaying our Festival until June in the hope that the majority of COVID restrictions will be lifted by then.
If some restrictions are still in place limiting audience numbers, we have a few ideas to make sure that groups’ excellent productions can be supported by as many people as possible – but hopefully these ideas won’t be needed!
To fit in with the availability of Hanger Farm we are holding our festival from Monday 14th - Thursday 17th June 2021 (with the set up and rehearsal sessions on Sunday 13th June). Holding the festival at this time will still allow groups to compete in the All England Theatre Festival should they so wish. Sadly the 5 Counties Youth Festival will not be happening next year.
Due to the limited run of the festival, we will only be able to have a maximum of 12 entries.
We hope to have our entry form open by the end of January with a cut off for entries by mid March.
We do hope that your group will be able to join us next year and that amateur theatre can thrive again after the strange year that has been 2020.
Chair, Totton Festival of Drama.