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

Vivienne Cunningham

Vivienne trained with John Holgate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has taught speech and drama, public speaking and performance techniques to all … 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 BBC Radio … 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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