Speech & Drama

SATURDAY 6TH AND SUNDAY 7TH MARCH 2021

All entries to be submitted through Run My Festival by JANUARY 21st 2021

Section Secretary:    Angie Holmes & Afton Aitkinhead

30 Hatch Lane

Old Basing
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 7EA

Telephone: 01256 329677

Email: bmaf.speechanddrama@gmail.com

Adjudicator: Peter Dayson Cert. Ed.

To comply with the Authors’ Licencing Agreement with the British and International Federation of Music Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech, own choice pieces must state title, author and publisher on the entry form. The entrant does not have to obtain permission from the copyright owner to perform prose, verse or dramatic solos. Acted scenes from plays and dramatic duologues still require the permission of the copyright owner. Copyright is now in place for 70 years after the death of the author. For Group Dramatic Activity items, copyright should be sought by entrants at the time of entry.

Various trophies will be awarded across the classes for Speech and Drama

PREPARED VERSE SPEAKING Own choice of verse to be memorised and not read. Facial expression is encouraged but only minimal body movement please.

SP/D1 5 Years and under 1.5 mins
SP/D2 6 to 7 Years 1.5 mins
SP/D3 8 to 11 Years 2 mins
SP/D4 12 to 15 Years 2.5 mins
SP/D5 16 to 18 Years 3.5 mins
SP/D6 Adult 3.5 mins

PREPARED VERSE SPEAKING – DUOLOGUE Own choice of verse to be memorised and not read. Facial expression is encouraged but only minimal body movement please.

SP/D7 5 Years and Under 2 mins
SP/D8 6 to 7 Years 1.5 mins
SP/D9 8 to 11 Years 2 mins
SP/D10 12 to 15 Years 2.5 mins
SP/D11 16 to 18 Years 3.5 mins
SP/D12 Adult 3.5 mins

GROUP POETRY For groups of 5 to 25 performers.

SP/D13 Infants 2 mins
SP/D14 Juniors 2.5 mins
SP/D15 Seniors 3 mins
SP/D16 Adults 3 mins

PREPARED VERSE READING Own choice to be read from a copy.
Facial expression is encouraged but only minimal body movement please.

SP/D17 7 Years and Under 2 mins
SP/D18 8 to 11 Years 2 mins
SP/D19 12 to 15 Years 3 mins
SP/D20 16 to 18 Years 3 mins
SP/D21 Adult 3 mins

PREPARED VERSE READING – DUO Own choice to be read from a copy.
Facial expression is encouraged but only minimal body movement please.

SP/D22 7 Years and Under 2 mins
SP/D23 8 to 11 Years 2.5 mins
SP/D24 12 to 15 Years 3 mins
SP/D25 16 to 18 Years 3 mins
SP/D26 Adult 3 mins

OWN COMPOSITION Adjudication based on performance of entrant reading own composition which should not exceed 20 lines. Please include two copies of entrant’s composition with the entry form.

SP/D27 11 Years and Under 2 mins
SP/D28 12 to 15 Years 2 mins
SP/D29 16 Years – Adult 2 mins

PREPARED PROSE READING Own choice of prose read from a copy.

SP/D30 7 Years and Under 1.5 mins
SP/D31 8 to 11 Years 2 mins
SP/D32 12 to 15 Years 2.5 mins
SP/D33 16 to 18 Years 3.5 mins
SP/D34 Adult 3.5 mins

PREPARED SHORT TALK Own choice of subject with diverse and interesting content. Points awarded for lively engagement with audience. Props and notes may be used. Please provide copy of script for Adjudicator.

SP/D35 7 Years and Under 2 mins
SP/D36 8 to 11 Years 3 mins
SP/D37 12 to 15 Years 3 mins
SP/D38 16 to 18 Years 3 mins
SP/D39 Adult 3 mins

SIGHT-READING Entrant is allowed two minutes to prepare a text chosen by the adjudicator.

SP/D40 7 Years And Under 2 mins
SP/D41 8 To 11 Years 2 mins
SP/D42 12 To 15 Years 2 mins
SP/D43 16 To 18 Years 2 mins
SP/D44 Adult 2 mins

DRAMATIC SOLO OR CHARACTER STUDY Words to be memorised and not read.
A presentation of either a short scene between two characters (one imaginary), or a speech for one character.

SP/D45 7 Yrs And Under 3 mins
SP/D46 8 To 11 Years 3 mins
SP/D47 12 To 15 Years 3 mins
SP/D48 16 To 18 Years 3 mins
SP/D49 Adult 3 mins

DRAMATIC DUOLOGUE OR CHARACTER STUDY Words to be memorised and not read. A presentation of either a short scene between two characters.

SP/D50 Dramatic Duologue 7 Years And Under 3 Mins
SP/D51 Dramatic Duologue 8 To 11 Years 3 Mins
SP/D52 Dramatic Duologue 12 To 15 Years 3 Mins
SP/D53 Dramatic Duologue 16 To 18 Years 3 Mins
SP/D54 Dramatic Duologue Adult 3 Mins
SP/D55 Devised Monologue 7 Years And Under 2 mins
SP/D56 Devised Monologue 8 To 11 Years 2.5 mins
SP/D57 Devised Monologue 12 To 15 Years 3 mins
SP/D58 Devised Monologue 16 To 18 Years 3 mins
SP/D59 Devised Monologue Adult 3 mins

SHAKESPEAREAN SOLO

SP/D60 11 Years And Under 2.5 mins
SP/D61 12 To 15 Years 2.5 mins
SP/D62 16 To 18 Years 2.5 mins
SP/D63 Adult 2.5 mins

GROUP DRAMA For groups of 5 to 25 performers.

SP/D64 Juniors 3 mins
SP/D65 Seniors 3 mins
SP/D66 Adults 3.5 mins

MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO

SP/D67 7 Years And Under 3 mins
SP/D68 8 To 11 Years 4 mins
SP/D69 12 To 15 Years 4 mins
SP/D70 16 To 18 Years 4 mins
SP/D71 Adult 4 mins

MUSICAL THEATRE DUO

SP/D72 7 Years And Under 4 mins
SP/D73 8 To 11 Years 5 mins
SP/D74 12 To 15 Years 5 mins
SP/D75 16 To 18 Years 6 mins
SP/D76 Adult 6 mins

GROUP MUSICAL THEATRE For groups of 5 to 25 performers

SP/D77 Juniors 6 mins
SP/D78 Seniors 8 mins
SP/D79 Adults 10 mins