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Leicestershire & Rutland Drama Festival

LRDfestival is an annual competition to showcase the talents of amateur dramatic groups from the Leicestershire & Rutland area. We invite all local groups to enter a ‘One Act Play’ to the festival and these are showcased to the public over the course of several nights, culminating in a results and awards ceremony on the final night. The event also doubles up as a preliminary round of the AETF (All-England Theatre Festival) for those groups seeking to progress further.


Preliminary round of the AETF

Meet The Committee

The LRDfestival is run by a small friendly committee made up of representatives from a number of local drama groups from in and around Leicestershire & Rutland.

Harry Bladon


Carrie Peters


Sandra Sutcliffe

Festival Organiser

Ben Thomas

Secretary & Publicity Officer

Steve Cutler


Paddy McNair

Committee Member

Linda Daniel

Committee Member

Ray Collins

Committee Member

Lyn Fox

Committee Member

Jackie Sellwood

Vice Chair

Arran Smith

Committee Member

Nicky Voyle

Committee Member