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Welcoming newcomers Didcot Phoenix Theatre

  We can’t tell you how happy we are to be welcoming newcomers Didcot Phoenix Theatre!  They’ve sent us this video so we can all get a taste of their play ‘The Lesson’ by Eugene Ionesco. Director Karen Carey got

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Meet our 2017 Adjudicator

  We’re very happy to announce our adjudicator for 2017 will be GoDA’s Nick Wilkes. Nick trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked extensively in the theatre over the past two decades. He has appeared in

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Join us for our 70th Anniversary Festival!

The Harold Jolliffe One-Act Play Festival is NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES to our Extra Special 70th Anniversary Festival! Thursday 30th, Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April Contact us at for your entry pack Since 1947 there has been

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Festival Finale

After taking a day to catch our breath after what was a fantastic Festival Finale, we can now look back at an action packed Saturday night and all our winners and nominees.  What a night it was! First up we

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Announcing our 2016 line-up

We are very happy to announce our line-up for 2016 and pretty tasty it looks too. Drum roll…….. Thursday 14th April Lechlade Players ‘The Tempest’  by William Shakespeare, (an extract), directed by John Williams The opening scene – Miranda begs

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The next round: this Saturday in Royal Wootton Bassett

Even though we’ve said goodbye to hj1act for another year, that’s not the end of things by any means.  Our winners and runners up are set to perform again in the next round of the All England Theatre Festival this

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Our teams prepare: Tech Sunday

With hj1act 2015 just a day away, let’s take a look at an important part of festival preparation that took place recently – Tech Sunday. Tech Sunday is a day where our entering companies come along to our venue, Swindon

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