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Speech & Drama

All enquiries to the Section Co-Ordinator
Mrs Ann Reed, 01404 850366, Email

Ann trained at Rose Bruford Training College of More ...

Ann trained at Rose Bruford Training College of Speech and Drama and subsequently obtained a BA (Hons) from the Open University.

She and has taught Speech and Drama at various schools across Devon and has directed numerous Drama productions and Pantomimes over the years.

She has entered many pupils for festivals and has been involved with the Devon Performing Arts Festival for many years, being responsible for the Speech & Drama Section for over 20 years.


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.