The Nottingham New Theatre

Festival Success!

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 by Charlotte Sanders

A few weeks ago we very proudly announced that three of our shows from last season were selected to perform at the prestigious National Student Drama Festival held in Scarborough each Easter.

The shows selected were:
Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley, directed by Nadia Amico and produced by Nick Barker.
The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stevenson, directed by Nick Hughes and produced by Lauren Grant.
Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth, directed by Peter Bradley and produced by Wawa Hunja.

After a fantastic, long, snowy and incredibly rewarding week; our members have now returned (all 47 of them!) with an unprecedented seven awards for our efforts at the festival!

These include three individual awards for acting, an accolade for an outstanding set design, a award for the entire Jerusalem company for being the Best Ensemble, an award for the best student director at the festival and a special commendation from the Deputy Editor of The Sunday Times which went to Eloise Hyde (Memory of Water)  for stepping in and performing admirably at the last minute when an actress was too ill to perform at the festival.

NSDF 13 Award List

Each of the shows were extremely well received by the festival audiences and reviews from the week can be found here:

We are hugely proud of everyone involved in the selected productions and all of those who helped along the way!

We must also give a huge thank you for all of the support from the judges, selectors and technical team at the festival. It was wonderful to meet so many exciting and talented, individuals and student companies throughout the week.

For more information about our past successes at the National Student Drama Festival take a look at our Festivals page.