Speech & Drama Section
|Section Secretary:||Sally Noble|
|Section Contact:||Rosemary Powell|
|Date:||23 - 25 March 2013|
|Venue:||The Red Maids' School, Westbury Road, Westbury-on-Trym, BRISTOL, BS9 3AW|
Adjudicator For 2013
MARIE DIXON FLCM. LLCM. ALCM (Performance) LGSM. (Teaching) MSTSD.
Actress; Speaker; International Speech and Drama Adjudicator
Marie has been involved with the Theatre since early childhood with regular performances in Lancashire Comedy and Liturgical plays, and Musical Theatre – Carousel, Sound of Music, Anything Goes and Pyjama Game – eventually becoming a member of Equity and appearing in Television and Theatre. She eventually formed her own Music Hall Company.
She formed her schools of Speech and Drama in 1972 and in 1975 was awarded a Fellowship for Speech. She has worked extensively in schools writing, directing and advising staff on the techniques of good speech and has directed drama projects for the Greater Manchester Police at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Recently she was advisor to the Executives at New York Bank Mellon. She has directed mime workshops in Northern Ireland and tours the UK working with young performers encouraging their performance techniques.
Marie was accepted by the British and international Federation as an adjudicator in 1986 and is a past Board and Council Member and in this work she has travelled the UK extensively, with several visits to Hong Kong as an adjudicator and educator working the many competitors on the International circuit.
She has organised international conferences and is also the North West Area representative for the International Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama; in this capacity Marie has been Toast Master at the International Conference.
Marie wishes all performers “Good Luck in the Festival”. Be confident – be clear – and be Happy!