Groups taking part in this years event are Washington Theatre Group, Find the River Productions, Matchbox Theatre, Royalty Theatre, Consett Phoenix Youth, Holmside Productions and the University of Sunderland’s Drama Department.
The Festival is sponsored and organised by Alan Godfrey, of Alan Godfrey Maps, who have published more than 3,000 historical maps for towns throughout the British Isles and continue to publish more than 80 new titles a year from their office at Leadgate, near Consett. The maps are a major source for local and family historians, and their value nationally was recognised when Alan was awarded an MBE in 2010. Alan Godfrey was an actor in the 1970s before concentrating on his map business and continues to act and direct on an amateur basis. He will be appearing in one of the plays himself, Chekhov’s ‘The Anniversary’, to be performed on the Friday.
The Durham and Sunderland One Act Festival takes place from 6th to 9th March at Arts Centre Washington. Tickets cost £6 per night, or £18 for the four nights, and are available from www.artscentrewashington.co.uk or by calling the box office on 0191 561 3455.