Adjudicator 2020

Chris Jaeger
(MBE, FRSA, GODA)

Chris Jaeger is a highly-experienced writer, musician, actor and director. For 12 years he wrote and directed the Swan Theatre Worcester’s professional pantomime and the professional outdoor Summer show. He has written a one-woman show about the music hall star Vesta Tilley, the lyrics of a ‘Worcestershire Song Cycle’ which was premiered at the Three Choirs Festival and a play about Charles Stuart. Also, he has written an ‘energy play’ commissioned by Worcester Bosch and a fifty-year history of the Swan Theatre for the 2015 Golden Anniversary. Also, a play about King John and Magna Carta commissioned by Worcester Cathedral and four new plays all of which premiered at the Swan Theatre in 2016 / 2017. He also wrote a highly successful one-woman show about Agatha Christie, which is currently touring the country.

Chris Jaeger

He is a senior member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GODA) and its ex Chairman, and adjudicates drama festivals all over Britain and beyond. Chris has adjudicated 2 British One-Act Finals, 4 Welsh Finals, 2 English and a Northern Irish Final, plus many full-length festivals. He is also drama advisor to the Royal Navy.

Chris is a Fellow of the University of Worcester and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a former Chairman of the English Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, he was awarded the MBE for services to the Arts.

Chris lives in Worcester and is married with one cat.

It was with a sad heart that the Committee met yesterday and agreed that we had no option but to cancel the Festival. Co-incidental with us coming to that conclusion Norden Farm advised us that they were closing the venue for the next 3 weeks at least.

We are sorry that it has come to this, but the health and safety of all is of the utmost importance.

Thank you for your support and understanding, and stay safe during these difficult times.