The Barn Theatre,
25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey
RH8 0AA.

Tel: 01959 561811
Email: barntheatre


Southern Counties Drama Festival


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The Southern Counties Drama Festival - 2023 Adjudicator - Julie McLoughlin BA (Hons), RBTC Dip, G.o.D.A


Julie trained at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, worked at Leeds Playhouse and acted with the Yorkshire Theatre Company and the Actors Repertory Theatre at Pendley, Tring in the 1970s and 80s. In 1984 she moved to Jersey, where (like many other people) she had a small part in an episode of Bergerac.

She has a BA Hons in English Literature and Education from the Open University, and taught English and Drama for twenty years, first in Buckinghamshire and then at Victoria College and Jersey College for Girls, where she set up A' Level Theatre Studies and GCSE Drama courses. She directed many school productions including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, A Man for all Seasons, and Antigone for the Jersey Youth Theatre. In 2009, she directed The Mikado for the Jersey Gilbert and Sullivan Society, but then stepped back from acting and directing to concentrate on private teaching and adjudicating.

For five years she worked part-time as a mentor for unemployed teenagers organising work experience, delivering training and advising on CV writing.

She has full Equity membership and is a Full Member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators and a Speech adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals. In the last 12 years she has adjudicated at many festivals around the UK, as well as helping to organise the Speech and Drama section of the Jersey Eisteddfod.

She regularly coaches local adults in Public Speaking and has run workshops in acting and public speaking for a number of local organisations, such as the Jersey Institute of Law and the Blue Badge Guides. She coaches Jersey students for LAMDA Examinations and local festivals, has a passion for Shakespeare and spoken verse and enjoys introducing young people to both.