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Adjudicator: Rebecca Thompson BA (Hons) LLAM (Hons)

On graduating from Bristol University with a degree in Drama and English, Rebecca worked for BBC Radio 4’s Drama Department.  After further journalism and corporate work, Rebecca studied for her Licentiate Teacher’s Diploma and has been teaching Speech and Drama privately and in schools for over twenty-five years. 

Additionally a voice and presentation skills coach in the region, she has taught in private and state schools, colleges and businesses; in addition, she facilitates communication training in schools across the country. 

Rebecca has been actively involved in theatre in the South West, both performing and directing, and is also an adjudicator for the Rose Bowl Awards for Amateur Drama and Music.

Rebecca is passionate about helping young people to develop their communication and performance skills through festivals, and she is delighted to have been invited back to adjudicate for the Devon Performing Arts Festival again.