Cheshire Drama Festival: A Weekend of One Act Plays

Hosted by D.T.A.T Chester – A collective, with and without the drama.  Running from
Last event: Sunday 19 March at 3pm
  • Members: £9
    Non-members: £10 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)

Members get 10% off tickets at Storyhouse. Moonlight Flicks and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. £4 month, no commitment, priority booking, no fees, instant access, two tickets per member.

  • Garret Theatre

As a part of The All-England Drama Festival, the weekend brings together seven of the regions most talented theatre groups, directors, actors and writers, performing short plays, both old and new.  It all concludes on Sunday evening with the adjudicators review and awards, where the winning performance is chosen to represent Cheshire, at the Northern Final in Liverpool between 29 April and 1 May. It’s a rare opportunity for any theatre goer to experience a diverse collection of creative pieces, and should not be missed. 

Tickets are £10 plus booking fee, per day.  Where else can you watch seven productions over two days for £20?  

 THE PLAYBILL – In order 

Saturday 18 March 6.30pm 

  • Dancing with Catherine written by Steve Bird and performed by Steve Bird Productions 
  • The Transmigration Show written by Andy Fox-Hutchings and performed by Chester Little Theatre 
  • Costume Drama by Duncan Crompton and performed by D.T.A.T. 

Sunday 19 March 3.00pm 

  • Comment is Free by James Fritz and performed by Nantwich Players 
  • Ariel’s Flight written by Bev Clark and performed by Bus Stop Productions 
  • Crown and Clan Divided written by Chris Mapp and performed by Cestrian Players 
  • Back in TimeAdventures in the Fourth Dimension written by Mike Lockley and performed by Brightlights Theatre Company 


Doors will open 30 mins before the first production of the day. There will be a short interval between each performance. 

Content Guidance:

Some performances may contain adult material

Activities Fostering Drop-in
Meeting Room

Want to make a difference to a child’s life? Join us in the meeting room to find out more about fostering for your local council.

Activities Chester Humanists Out Loud
Meeting Room

This informal and friendly group meets twice a month to listen to an extract, short story or poem which is read aloud.

Activities People’s Choice Boardgames Night
Meeting Room

Do you like playing games, like Jenga, Connect 4, Uno or other Boardgames? Come and join in our evening session!

Cinema One Fine Morning (15)

1 hr 53 | Lea Seydoux shines in this drama as a young single mother trying to raise her daughter whilst also caring for her beloved father who is struggling with a neurodegenerative disease

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Activities Summer Activities At Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Come along for a social activity and soak in the atmosphere at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre village.

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On Stage Fascinating Real Life Stories
Garret Theatre

Hear from a panel of fascinating local people as they share their unique life stories.

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Cinema The Night Of The 12th (15)

1 hr 54 | Detective Yohan Vivès has only just taken over the local police department when he is assigned to the chilling murder of a young woman in her quiet mountain village.

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On Stage Storyhouse Cinema Tour and Talk

Come along to hear from Storyhouse Digital Programme Manager Nicky Beaumont and find out more about your local independent cinema.

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Cinema 1976 (15)

1 hr 35 | When the family priest asks her to take care of a young man he is sheltering in secret, Carmen steps into unexplored territories, away from the quiet life she is used to

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Activities WORTH: Backstage Tour

An opportunity to meet with the Company Stage Manager who will take you backstage to show you the props and costume.

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