The 2017 Newry Drama Festival will see Scott Marshall return as Adjudicator at the week long Newry Town Hall event.

It will be his fourth visit to Newry to adjudicate at the festival.

Scott Marshall
Scott Marshall

Scott is an actor, director, playwright and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has adjudicated thirty three full length or one act finals throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe. These have included seven British All-Winner Finals since 1985, three Athlone All – Ireland Finals and six Irish one act finals.

In 2001 he had the distinction of being the only British or Irish adjudicator ever to have been invited to assess the one act plays from twenty four countries at the World Festival of Amateur Theatre held quadrennially in Monaco.

Recently turning to playwriting he has had immediate success. Home Boy Home was produced professionally, touring a number of venues including the Grand Opera House.

His second full length play The Threefold Cord has been published recently by Samuel French and was produced in England twice last year. Meanwhile his first one act play to appear on the amateur drama circuit Winnie’s Boy won best play, best director and best actress for the Essex company Bijou Players at Thurrock Festival in 2011.

His latest two one acts, written especially for Irish groups, Arms Floating Like Seaweed and the farcical Top of the Mourning were published before Christmas 2012. Details and synopsis of his plays can be found at


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