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June 17th – 21st 1971 The Drama Club played hosts to a visit by “Theater Der Jugend” from Essen – Sunderland’s twin town. They were an amateur group very similar to the Drama Club and performed “Spur Der Leidenschaft” or “Cue For Passion” by Elmer Rice, but in German.

The Craven Drama Festival, Skipton
“Close The Coalhouse Door” – Alan Plater & Sid Chaplin
November 12th 1971
Placed First
Producer’s Award – Gordon Jameson

The Craven Drama Festival, Skipton
October 18th 1972
“Barefoot In The Park” – Neil Simon
Placed Second

May 24th – 28th 1973 – visit by the Drama Club to “Theater Der Jugend” in Essen, performing “Twelfth Night”

The Green Room Bar opened on October 5th 1973
The Craven Drama Festival, Skipton
“The Aspern Papers” – Michael Redgrave
November 17th 1973
Placed Second
Best Individual Female Performance – Brenda Kirk – Juliana Borderaux
Producer’s Award – David Worthy

The Craven Drama Festival, Skipton
“The Wind In The Branches Of The Sassafrass” – Rene de Obaldia
November 16th 1974
Placed First

The Drama Club was accepted as a member of “The Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain”
The Craven Drama Festival, Skipton
November 15th 1975
“The Day After The Fair” – Frank Harvey
Placed First

May 27th – 31st 1976 – a second visit to “Theater Der Jugend” at Essen with “She Stoops to Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith

October 18th – 21st 1976 – reciprocal visit of “Theater Der Jugend” to Sunderland with “Iche Heirate Meine Tante” or “I Marry My Aunt” by Joss Hussler

The Craven Drama Festival, Skipton
“The Corn Is Green” – Emlyn Williams
November 11th 1977
Placed First
Best Individual Female Performance – Margaret Davies – Miss Moffat

July 6th – 8th. The Drama Club hosted the National Conference of the Little Theatre Guild (LTG), performing “Journey’s End” by R.C. Sheriff