The standard was incredibly high and we are so grateful to everyone who took part: our wonderful contributors, our fabulous adjudicators, the parents, families and friends who supported so well, and our incredible staff and volunteers.
We will soon be posting lists of the results as well as a winners' gallery. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Before we start, here are some HANDY SHORTCUTS!! ...
Welcome to the Surrey Festival of Musical Theatre and Performing Arts in collaboration with Broadwater School, Godalming. The Festival includes Musical Theatre, Speech & Drama, Dance, Art and Singing.
We have many classes to cater for all ages and all levels of ability. Our belief is that by offering creative and educational performance opportunities for young people we can elevate their talent and build confidence across many forms of artistic communication.
Most classes are competitive with a mark and places awarded.
We also offer non-competitive, novice classes which have no mark awarded. However, all entries receive verbal feedback directly from an adjudicator or experienced professional.
Winners of classes are presented with a Medal after the class performance and some winners may be eligible for a trophy or cup. These are often presented at the final concert so if you think you may be in the running for one of those be sure to check back for details.
All trophies may be held for 11 months and are then to be returned in a clean condition. Any engraving are made at the Winner’s expense.
A full list of the Cups available can be found in the Syllabus.
Medals are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Lanyards can be purchased on site for £1.
Medals can be purchased for Group performers who place for £5 including a lanyard.
Everyone is welcome to the final Celebration Concert which will feature different performers from across all the festival categories who have all been selected for their very high standard of performance. The concert provides a platform where families and performers can enjoy these performances again and will include the presentation of Bursaries and Overall Cups.
All funds raised from the concert will form a Bursary for the Overall Winner of the Festival. It take place in January 2022. All cups and awards will be presented by Penny Rivers Chair of ArtGodalming. Ticket price £10.
All classes may be watched. Please encourage all your family and friends to come and support you. You may attend any section or class with your ticket.
Entry fees are as follows:
Adults - £5 for the full day
Children 4 - 16 years - £1 for the full day
Performers - FREE
Group classes will operate a pre booked ticket system as seating is limited and reserved for families of those performing on a first come first served basis.
Please Note: Whilst the Festival wishes to encourage performance for all, some categories require absolute silence i.e. Speech and Drama/Singing. Children under the age of 4 may not be permitted to watch and the committee reserves the right to ask any audience member to leave should their participation lead to the distraction or detriment of the performer.
Tea, Coffee and light refreshments are available during the festival. No food or drink may be consumed in the performing spaces.
We are thrilled Jean-Marc will be joining us for this year's festival .
Jean-Marc trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Theatre credits include working at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Manchester Royal Exchange, Birmingham Rep, Chichester Festival Theatre, Derby Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Numerous TV & Film appearances:- notably playing Prince Caspian in the successful BBC BAFTA nominated and award winning series The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and in Revelation (Romulus Films) with Terence Stamp and Ron Moody. In 2016 Jean-Marc secured a Personal Manager in Los Angeles and made appearances in This Is Us (Season 2) for NBC as well as the US series American Woman (Warner Bros), attending the 2017 Oscars ceremony at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Jean-Marc is currently an Examiner for the London College of Music (Drama / Communication & Musical Theatre) and teaches pupils these disciplines on a peripatetic basis. He previously examined for LAMDA for 10yrs and Trinity College, London for 2yrs.
Alongside these commitments, Jean-Marc trained as a certified British Academy of Dramatic Combat fight instructor both choreographing and performing in sword fights. Fight credits include Disney’s blockbuster film Cinderella (2015); playing D’Artagnan for the London red carpet film premiere event for The Three Musketeers (2011) which starred Orlando Bloom and Christoph Waltz. Also, just before the UK went into lockdown in March 2020, Jean-Marc was part of a world-class exhibition event involving Great Britain and Hungarian Olympic fencers who were in the midst of their training for the Tokyo Olympics.
Jean-Marc has adjudicated at the following Federation festivals; The Watford Festival and Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech & Drama.
In January 2020, Jean-Marc facilitated a pupil / teacher online training programme set up through Master Minds Studio in Shanghai, China with the aim of providing quality training in Drama and Communication subjects.