GALLERY: Pupils show off acting talent at Peterborough Drama Festival

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Dogsthorpre Infants school EMN-170303-182525009
Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Dogsthorpre Infants school EMN-170303-182525009
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Reading out the wrong winners was not a concern at this year’s Peterborough Drama Festival.

But for hundreds of pupils there was the pressure of performing against other young people from across the city with plenty of trophies up for grabs.

Hollie Wenlock (13) from The Peterborough School who won Solo Acting and Shakespeare

Hollie Wenlock (13) from The Peterborough School who won Solo Acting and Shakespeare

The event was held at the Salvation Army citadel on Friday and Saturday last week with approximately 500 entrants and around 40 to 50 trophies handed out.

The contestants ranged from the age of five all the way to 60 years old with their performances judged by professional adjudicators.

Categories ranges from reading prose and verse to acting, improvisation, story-telling, original poems and mime.

The awards for best overall individual and best overall school will be decided by the festival’s committee at a later date.

Hollie Wenlock (13) and Daisy Reeves Turner (12) from The Peterborough School. Daisy won Solo Acting (up to 12 years) and Verse Reading

Hollie Wenlock (13) and Daisy Reeves Turner (12) from The Peterborough School. Daisy won Solo Acting (up to 12 years) and Verse Reading

Festival chair Pam Tedcastle said: “The festival was very successful. We had a new venue but it was excellent and everybody without fail thought it was lovely.

“The staff at the citadel were so helpful it made it quite a pleasure to be there. We were genuinely very pleased.”

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel.  Rabiatu Bangura (8) from Heritage Park primary school who won an award for prose reading EMN-170303-182431009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Rabiatu Bangura (8) from Heritage Park primary school who won an award for prose reading EMN-170303-182431009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Witham Hall School, Bourne with their awards EMN-170303-182458009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Witham Hall School, Bourne with their awards EMN-170303-182458009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from The Peterborough School taking part in one of the classes. Maria Klatiewicz,  Emilia Hayes, Amy Rucciardi and Caitlin Emery EMN-170303-182511009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from The Peterborough School taking part in one of the classes. Maria Klatiewicz, Emilia Hayes, Amy Rucciardi and Caitlin Emery EMN-170303-182511009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Copthill School - Emilie Grain, William Ibbotson, Lucy Richardson, Johnnie Warren and  Millie Bussen EMN-170303-182538009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Copthill School - Emilie Grain, William Ibbotson, Lucy Richardson, Johnnie Warren and Millie Bussen EMN-170303-182538009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Copthill School -  trophy winner Millie Bussen EMN-170303-182552009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Copthill School - trophy winner Millie Bussen EMN-170303-182552009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Dogsthorpre Infants school performing  in choral speaking class. EMN-170303-182605009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Dogsthorpre Infants school performing in choral speaking class. EMN-170303-182605009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Dogsthorpre Infants school performing  in choral speaking class. EMN-170303-182617009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Dogsthorpre Infants school performing in choral speaking class. EMN-170303-182617009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Castor C E  primary school performing  in choral speaking class. EMN-170303-182632009

Peterborough Drama Festival 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel. Pupils from Castor C E primary school performing in choral speaking class. EMN-170303-182632009