MADF Deadlines for 2019 Plays

MADF Deadline for 2019 plays
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Manx Amateur Drama Federation deadlines.

The newly elected Chair of MADF Sharon Mitchell has been very busy along with her committee since her election managing the forthcoming events for MADF for 2018/2019.

Some upcoming deadlines are:

Saturday 1 December 2018 closing date for entries for the 1 act play festival and Easter festival 2019.

The 1 act play festival is open to all individuals and play groups throughout the island and UK. The plays can be self penned or from a publishing house. The adjudicator will be Chris Baglin who has not been to the island to adjudicate before but comes highly recommended and is a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators.


The Young Actor of Mann

The Young Actor of Mann is a prestigious competition open to all between the ages of 14 and 18. The first round takes place on Sunday 17 Feb at The Studio Theatre, Ballakermeen and will be adjudicated by Chris Baglin coming at the end of the 1 act play festival. Entries must be received by Friday 4 January 2019.

The Easter festival

The Easter festival will be Sat 20 April – Friday 26 April at the Gaiety Theatre. The full length plays will be adjudicated by Jill Colby who also has not been to the island before but has adjudicated throughout the UK. Teams are welcome from Europe, the British Isles and the island.


The Young Actor of Mann final will be Easter Monday afternoon 22 April 2019 at the Studio Theatre, Ballakermeen. It will be adjudicated by Jill Colby GODA.

The Friends lunch will take place on Tuesday 23 April at the Empress Hotel. (please note this is the lunch normally held on Easter Monday which has been changed to allow the YAOM final to be held on Easter Monday as schools recommence that week).


We hope you will make a note of these dates in your diary and look forward to seeing many of you at our festivals including supporting the young actors in the Young Actor of Mann.

If you wish to become involved in our festivals and Friends, All details on our website www.madf.im

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The Department of Education, Sport and Culture
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Isle of Man Government
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