Chairman

Jan Palmer Sayer

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Hon. Secretary

Teresa Hennessy

Hon. Treasurer

Peter Reiss

Patron

Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE

Alan Haslett

Address

1 Cherryvale Drive

Strabane

Co. Tyrone

Northern Ireland

BT82 9PE

CONTACT DETAILS

Email

alan_haslett@yahoo.co.uk

 

Telephone

07712 580 724

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Member of ADA and GODA

 

Involved with theatre for almost fifty years, Alan has a wealth of experience as an actor, singer, director and adjudicator. He is a member of The Association of Drama Adjudicators, Ireland and the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, UK.

 

With Londonderry Amateur Operatic Society he played leading roles in every show from Camille in ‘Merry Widow’ (1975) to Fagin in ‘Oliver’ (2001). He has directed award-winning musicals for LAOS and Strabane Musical Society as well as musicals for Bangor Operatic Society, the Ulster Operatic Company and St. Patrick’s Hall Theatre Group, Strabane.

 

His drama career includes work with City of Derry Drama Club, Two Bridges Theatre Group and Lifford Players. As artistic director of Two Bridges Theatre Group, which he formed in 1997, he has directed many productions including six festival plays (two of which reached the All Ireland Confined Finals) as well as the AUDF One Act Final.

 

Before retiring, Alan was an advisory officer for music & drama with the Western Education & Library Board for 30 years. He has also studied at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, applying his studies to the ‘Write An Opera’ project in primary schools (under the auspices of Leeds University and ROH), where the children write and perform their own opera, taking all the roles onstage and off, from musical director to PR Officer with Alan as director. He has directed four of these operas in schools throughout N. Ireland. He still directs St. Mary’s PS main biannual production in the Alley Theatre, Strabane. This doesn’t clash with his many adjudications in the UK and throughout Ireland.

Admitted to GoDA: 2011

RECENT ADJUDICATIONS

2021

Portadown Full Length Festival: 9-19 March

 

2019

City of Derry Full Length Festival: 1-9 March

 

2018

Isle of Man One Act Festival: 7-11 February

Ballinamore Full Length Festival: 4-11 March

Western Division Youth Final, Scotland: 17 March

 

2017

Ards One Act Festival: 2-4 November

Stewartry, Scotland

Welwyn Youth Festival

Bangor, N. Ireland

OTHER INFORMATION

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Contacts for accommodation in Lancashire,Yorkshire, Durham, Edinburgh and Norfolk.

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2016

Newtonstewart Drama Festival

Kiltyclogher Drama Festival

Gorey, South Leinster, Ireland

 

2015

Claregalway Full Length Drama Festival

Macra Na Feirme (Young Farmers) All Ireland Finals

Coolgreany One Act Festival

Manorhamilton One Act Festival

 

2014

Edinburgh One Act

Newtownabbey Full Length

Wexford Full Length

Kilmallock One Act,  Co. Limerick

 

2013

Anglesey One Act Festival

Castlereagh One Act Festival

 

2012

Bangor and Ards One Act Festival