Dramanauts Triumph At Woodley Arts Festival

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Dramaramaland is celebrating another record year after competing at the Woodley Arts Festival 2016. 38 Queen Anne’s pupils entered this year’s festival winning a total of 23 medals; 11 Gold, 7 Silver and 5 Bronze including 4 trophies.

Speaking about the Woodley Festival this year, Mr Rhodri Punter, Head of Drama, said:

“All of the girls performed to a very high standard and it was a delight to see so many Queen Anne’s girls giving up their free time over two weekends to compete and represent the school and the drama department.”

A special mention must go to L6 drama scholar, Annabel Marlow, who not only won a Gold medal in the Solo Acting (Year 13 and under) category but was also awarded the Sonning Players’ Trophy (awarded for the highest mark at the entire Festival), the Solo Acting Cup (for the best solo performance) and the inaugural Queen Anne’s Star Trophy for the most promising performer. The Queen’s Anne’s Star was donated by the drama department and it was awarded for the first time this year.

When summing up Annabel’s performance the adjudicator, Dr Anita Downey, said:

“In all my years of adjudicating, I have not seen a finer piece of work. Outstanding.” 

Another magnificent performance came from U4 pupil, Maddie Clark, who achieved a score of 91% winning Gold in the Shakespeare Solo (Year 11 and under) category. As a result, Maddie not only won gold but was awarded the Shakespeare Cup, which is particularly special in the year that we celebrate the 400th anniversary of his death.

Mrs Harrington summed up the results in just one word… “superb!”

Please find below for all the results from the Woodley Arts Festival 2016:

Gold Medals

  • Pankhuri Agarwal  – Gold medal (Solo Acting Year 11 and under)
  • Caitlin Brown – Gold medal (Solo Acting Year 8 and under)
  • Lyra Cherry – Gold  medal (Solo Acting Year 9)
  • Maddie Clark – Gold medal (Shakespeare Solo Year 11 and under)
  • Amber Cooper – Gold medal (Shakespeare Duologue Year 13 and under)
  • Katie Dart –  Gold medal (Duologue  Year 11 and under)
  • Sasha Easterbrook – Gold Medal
  • Phoebe Khalique – Gold medal (Duologue  Year 11 and under)
  • Annabel Marlow – Gold medal (Solo Acting Year 13 and under) Highest mark in Festival for 10 years!
  • Amelia de Normann – Gold medal (Shakespeare Duologue Year 13 and under)
  • Yeshe Thapa Magar – Gold medal

Silver Medals

  • Phoebe Aston  – Silver medal (Solo Acting Year 9)
  • Delilah Bright – Silver medal (Solo Acting Year 8 and under)​​
  • Alicia Green – Silver medal
  • Romilly Hayward – Silver medal, (Shakespeare Solo Year 11 and under)
  • Emma Hewlett – Silver medal (solo acting Year 11 and under)
  • Abi Owen – Silver medal
  • Debbie Prawer – Silver medal (Solo Acting Year 13 and under)

Bronze Medals

  • Anna Hallam – Bronze medal (Duologue Year 11 and under)
  • Evie Harris – Bronze medal
  • Emma Hewlett – Bronze medal, (Shakespeare Solo Year 13 and under)
  • Tallulah Jackson-Coombes – Bronze medal
  • Antigone Spencer – Bronze medal


  • Annabel Marlow – Awarded Sonning Players’ Trophy (For Highest mark in the Woodley Arts Festival 2016), the Solo Acting Cup, and the Queen Anne’s Star for Promise.
  • Maddie Clark – Awarded the Shakespeare Cup

Highly Commended and Performed with Merit 

  • Sam Cook – Highly Commended
  • Zoe Campbell – Performed with Merit​
  • Charlotte Derde – Performed with Merit
  • Bella Farlow – Performed with Merit
  • Francesca Green –Performed with merit
  • Claudia Mills – Performed with Merit
  • Aimee Naylor – Performed with Merit
  • Amy Nicholl –Performed with Merit
  • Melissa Scanlon – Performed with Merit
  • Scarlett Stanton – Performed with Merit
  • Mackenzie Wilcox – Performed with Merit
  • Ella Yeo – Performed with Merit

Other Queen Anne’s girls who participated in this year’s Woodley Arts Festival include Olivia Gryce, Emma Harris, Abi Hutt and Hannah Khalique.

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