Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

National Student Drama Festival

National Student Drama Festival

Despite the fact that RGS production Translations narrowly missed out on a place at the National Student Drama Festival, as a testament to their impressive performance , a special invitation was extended to the whole cast of ten students for them to join the festival company for a week in Scarborough  from 28th March – 3rd April. The students willingly accepted and spent an enjoyable week at the festival where they watched 11 different productions, took part in a host of specialist workshops with organisations such as RSC and Frantic Assembly and engaged in various topical discussions. As the festival is mostly made up of undergraduate university students, the fact that RGS students were invited to take part is particularly impressive.  Becky Shepherdson was even presented with the Theatre Record Young Critic’s Award for her well-written contributions to the festival magazine Noises Off during the week. Congratulations to Becky and well done to all the Translations cast! Picture courtesy of Giulia Delprato.