2018 Festival Programme Announced

CDF 2018 Stats

The Committee are proud to announce the programme for this year’s 50th edition of the Cambridge Drama Festival.

This year we have 16 groups taking part so it promises to be a bumper week. Five of the plays are eligible for the Junior awards, and six plays are eligible for the Best New Play award – so make sure that your secure your seat soon!

Leading up to the Festival we’ll be running features on each group taking part, so don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or all three) for the latest updates – just use the links on the homepage for further details.

Tickets for the festival are available from the Mumford Theatre Box Office and can be purchased online or by calling 01223 352932.

The Festival Programme

Monday 23 April

  • Stagefright – HAPPY EVER AFTER by Andra Bishop (J)
  • Lakenheath High School – THE CHILDREN’S STORY by James Clavell (J)
  • Out of Ideas – THE CAT BURGLAR by Sarah Ridley (N)

Tuesday 24 April

  • Cue 5 – THEIR LAST HOPE by Tom Heald (N)
  • Based on a True Story – PARTY NIGHT by Sean Lang (N)
  • Waterbeach Community Players – THE HIRAM J HAFFENBACKER SHOW by David Morris (N)

Wednesday 25 April

  • Samuel Ward Academy – CHEQUERED FLAGS TO CHEQUERED FUTURES by Mark Wheeler (J)
  • CADS – ROMANCE IS DEAD by Ben Lewis

Thursday 26 April

  • Hinchingbrooke School – THREE by Harriet Braun (J)
  • Waterbeach Theatre Company – THE LOST ARCHER by Tim Boden (N)
  • Big Squirrel – FLAT 2B by Kattreya Scheurer-Smith (N)

Friday 27 April

  • Dramawise/Sky Blue Theatre – THE METHOD by Frances Bartram (J)
  • Combined Actors of Cambridge – LEAR’S DAUGHTERS by Women’s Theatre Group
  • Adaptive Theatre – COALS FOR THE PORTER’S CHAIR by Richard Peoples


  • Drama Queens – THE ALLOTMENT by Gillian Plowman
  • BAWDS – THE LAST BREAD PUDDING by Nick Warburton

Followed by the Awards Ceremony

(N: eligible for the Best New Play Award, J: Youth Team)

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