Long standing GDL mainstay, Geoff Lake, tells the story:
"Whilst looking through old minute books I came across a bequest from Mrs Muriel Phillips who left five hundred pounds to the League to help with expenses for competing teams in the One-Act competition in 1979. She talks about the friendships and pleasure she has had since joining the League as founder member in 1946.
The Glamorgan Drama League organises the local round which is part of the national Wales One-Act Play Competition.
For many years it was the Berwyn Festival of One-Act Plays, based at the Berwyn Centre in Nantymoel, but returned to Cardiff in 2005. Crossing the county proved a positive move and to that end, the festival was held from 2006 to 2012 inclusive, at the Dylan Thomas Theatre, courtesy of our hosts, Swansea Little Theatre.
The British Final Festival of One-Act Plays is hosted by DAW in Cardiff, in the Sherman Theatre.
|June 2016||Four of the finalists at the Wales Final Festival, held this year at Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay, have come from the Glamorgan Festival. As last year, two of the finalists are productions from The Unknown OUTCasts.|
|July 2015||The British Final Festival is held in Swindon: Wales is represented by GDL member company Cardiff Players with their production of The Obituary.|
|June 2015||The Wales Final Festival is held in the very fringes of the GDL area, in the Welfare Hall in Ystradgynlais. Five of the six performances at the Wales Final are from the Glamorgan round of the One-Acts.|
|June 2010||The Wales Final Festival was once again held in GDL territory: this time at the Taliesin Theatre in Swansea. It was won by a GDL youth company, the Cardiff-based The Unknown Theatre Company, with their production of Cotton Girls by Scott Tobin|
|July 2007||The British Final is held in Solihull: GDL company, The Players' Theatre represent Wales with their production of The Bridge.|
|June 2004||The GDL played host to our peers from across Wales by hosting the All-Wales final round of the One-Act competition. The festival was held at the Taliesin Theatre in Swansea.|
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Updated 20 January 2017