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25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey
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Putting the Fun back into the Festival

After the disappointment following the cancellation of this year's Southern Counties Drama Festival (formerly The Betchworth Festival), the Barn Theatre, home to the festival for the past 18 years, is delighted to announce that it will take sole responsibly for staging next year's festival in February. The theatre has for many years been enthusiastically providing technical expertise to the participating groups and hopes to ensure the festival's future by taking over the organisation as well.

The Barn Theatre's Artistic Director, Martin Patrick, is already spear-heading preparations for an even better, brighter Southern Counties Drama Festival and promises a fun filled festival with an injection of new ideas and a fresh up-beat approach. He believes that local festivals should be a shop window for local talent and a springboard for the many good youngsters that amateur drama has to offer. The festival is also an opportunity for people with like minds and interests to meet, perform to a wider audience and receive a constructive adjuducation.

The Southern Counties Drama Festival will, as usual, be the first round of the All England Theatre Festival (AETF).