David Vince G.O.D.A.David studied at Birmingham Theatre School and has acted professionally for stage and television. His involvement with amateur theatre spans some forty years, during which time he has worked at almost every job in the theatre both backstage and front-of-house: from painting scenery, set design and construction to publicity and administration. His main loves are acting and directing and he has won many festival awards in both fields.

He is a former Vice Chairman of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, having been a member since 1986. He served for eight years as a member of the GODA Council and is a former Editor of both the G.O.D.A. News & Views magazine and Asides, the Guild's newsletter to festival organisers. He has adjudicated widely throughout the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, including Divisional and Area Finals of the All England Theatre Festival.  
He is no stranger to the organisation of theatre festivals having been Chairman of the Shropshire Drama Festival for seven years as well as Festival Secretary to the Telford Drama Festival and a member of Divisional and Area Committees of the All England Theatre Festival.
He is keen to encourage participation in the theatre by young people and was the founder Director of the Donnington Youth Theatre in Shropshire.
Since retiring from a career in arts management he is able to devote more time to acting, directing and adjudicating. He lives in Suffolk and is delighted to have been invited to adjudicate the West Waterford Drama Festival.

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West Waterford Drama Festival 2020 – Message from Festival Director Clodagh Walsh


If using Sat Nav, be careful when inputting. There are at least three Ballyduffs in County Waterford. In particular, there is a village called Ballyduff about five miles from Waterford City. This is not us! Coordinates 52° 08' 51" N, 8° 03' 06" W will get you pretty near the correct Ballyduff! more


About The Festival

Since 1981, West Waterford Drama Festival is held in Ballyduff during March. Over three decades of dramatic excitement, community endeavour, investment in friendship and sheer good fun. All driven by an ethos of volunteerism, community and good humour. more

Supported by Waterford City &
County Council's Arts Festivals Grants