Speech & Drama

All Federation Speech & Drama Adjudicators offer to adjudicate the following:

  • Verse Speaking
  • Prose Speaking/Reading
  • Religious Text Speaking (presented in English)
  • Dramatic Performance
  • Choral/Group/Public Speaking
  • Mime/Improvisation

For further guidance, S&D Adjudicators may include the following options within their adjudicating experience and, when they do, the list them after their names.
A: Original Composition in Verse/Prose
B: Musical Theatre
C: One Act Plays
D: Master Classes, Workshops / Other classes by consultation

Marie Dixon

Marie has been involved with the Theatre since early childhood with regular performances in Lancashire Comedy and Liturgical plays and Musical Theatre – Carousel, … Read more

Anita DowneyAnita Downey

Anita is head of Speech and Drama at a large, flourishing Secondary School. This involves work to Diploma level in Speech, Acting and Public … Read more

David Fonville

David is a teacher, examiner and adjudicator of Speech & Drama, Communications, Musical Theatre and English. He was an Independent Radio News Editor and … Read more

Cally FosterCally Foster

Since her first festival appearance in a festival at the age of five Cally has been committed to the festival movement and has pursued … Read more

Ailbhe Garvey-HughesAilbhe Garvey-Hughes

Ailbhe received a Fellowship in Speech and Drama from the London College of Music and a Licentiate from Trinity College. A former All Ireland … Read more

Merriel Halsall-WilliamsMerriel Halsall-Williams

Merriel is an experienced teacher of English, Drama and Oral Communication Skills in the 8-18years age group. As Examiner and Moderator for the English … Read more

Anne Harris-NormanAnne Harris-Norman

Anne can trace her love of speech and drama to her mother’s decision to send her to “elocution lessons” which opened the magic window … Read more

John HesterJohn Hester

John trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and began work as a professional actor. He has also been a speech and … Read more

Brian HindleBrian Hindle

Brian trained at the New College of Speech and Drama, London and went on to become a Lecturer in Drama at St Annes College … Read more

Patricia Irvine

A graduate of Guildhall and of Stranmillis University College, Belfast, Patricia is a speech teacher based in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. As a … Read more

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