Birmingham & District Theatre Guild
Birmingham & District Theatre Guild
Registered Charity Number 1000711

Birmingham’s Festival of Acting & Musical


To see the 2019 programme go to ‘When, where and How?

What is it?

The BFAME Festival is a one-act drama festival that takes place every year in February/March in which amateur drama groups from around the area compete head-to-head.      Adult one-act entry form Youth one-act entry form It also includes an individual youth competition for singing, poetry, solo and duo acting. Click here for more information about individual entries. Entry forms for Individual entries: Click here 2019 Choice of Set poems Aged under 14 years of age 2019 Choice of Set poems Aged 14 - 18 years It has been going for over 90 years, run by volunteers of the Birmingham & District Theatre Guild, a registered charity. The   aim   of   the   festival   is   to   enjoy   live   theatre,   benefit   and   perhaps   learn   from   the   experiences   of   a qualified adjudicator and other, like-minded people and a means of progressing in the All-England Theatre Festival, if you wish. Recognized   as   a   first   round   of   the   All-England   Theatre   Festival,    at      least   one   winning   team   from B.F.A.M.E.   becomes   eligible   to   go   forward   to   the   Western      Divisional   Quarter   Final   and   subsequent rounds of the Competition with the prospect of ultimate   progression to the British Final. The   Guild   is   also   a   member   of   the   National   Drama   Festivals   Association   who   normally      stage   an annual   All-Winners   Festival   in   England   in   July,   the   winners   of   B.F.A.M.E.   can   be      considered   for this Festival too.

Where, when and how?

Birmingham’s Festival of Acting & Musical Entertainment (BFAME)                                        Highbury Theatre Centre                                            Sheffield Road                                 Sutton Coldfield                                        B73 5HD           from 2nd & 3rd March 2019                      Adult entry form Youth one-act entry form Programme for 2018: Saturday 10th February:  2pm   Encore/Tomorrow Productions ‘Welcome to Birmingham’ by David Titchener MCS Repertory Company ‘Hardwick’s Hotel’ by David Gorton Raw Talent  Youth Theatre ‘Planet of the Capes’’ by Sami Cornick & Philip Hyde 7pm   Impact Senior Youth Theatre ‘Grimm Tales’ by Carol Ann Duffy Coleshill Drama Group ‘A Norse, A Norse, my Kingdom for A Norse’ by Grant Hammond Stage2 Seniors ‘Adult Child/ Dead Child’ by Claire Dowie Sunday 11th February: 1pm    Individual Youth performances - Poetry, singing, solo & duo acting 2pm Total Arts Community Theare ‘The Thrill of Love’ by Amanda Whittington Stage2 Youth ‘Arsehammers’ by Claire Dowie Impact Junior Youth Theatre ‘Wolf Boy’ by Peter Charlton 7pm  Festival Weekend and Peripatetic year summing up ‘The Magic of Theatre’ Presentation of Awards