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Dave Bennet

Admitted to GoDA 2016




01698 374037



07786 110470


63 Grange Avenue






Qualifications and Experience    

I am chair of the Scottish Association of Speech and Drama Adjudicators (SASDA).


Honours Degree Theatre Studies – Rose Bruford


I have extensive experience in the issues surrounding amateur drama. I was fortunate enough, many years ago, to be part of the British Final One Act Festival winners on separate occasions both as a director and actor.


I have been involved with theatre for over 40 years and still learning. I have taught acting, directing and technical theatre to honours degree level. I am a Senior External Verifier with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) for Drama and Theatre Arts along with Technical Theatre. Part of my remit is to make sure that quality standards are maintained throughout Scotland, England and Wales in the area of Technical Theatre.


I have extensive experience of educational and training aspects of theatre and drama and have a particular interest in developing the actor’s confidence and skills through the use of the Meisner acting technique. I have empathy with the performer, director and technicians, having run my own theatre company for ten years for which I am Artistic Director. I aim to provide a constructive and supportive adjudication whilst being truthful as a critical spectator.

Future Adjudications    


Northern Divisional Youth Final -  Orkney,  March 2024

British Final of One Act Plays -  Perth, Scotland, 12/13th July 2024


Recent Adjudications    



Caithness District One Act Festival - February 25th

Glasgow District One Act Festival - March 3rd – 4th

Eastern Divisional Final - March 10th-11th


Welwyn Garden City Festival of One-Act plays, 16th-21st May

SCDA Scottish Final, Orkney – 21st, 22nd, 23rd April

Western Drama Festival, Tubercurry, Count Sligo, Ireland - 5th-12th March


Arran Drama Festival - February

Western Drama Festival, Tubercurry, Count Sligo, Ireland - 6th-14th March

SCDA Western Division Youth Festival, Dunoon - 18th April


North Lorn Festival - Appin, Argylleshire

SCDA Perthshire District


SCDA District Aberdeen

SCDA Ayrshire District

SCDA Eastern Division, Killin


SCDA Northern Divisional Final Wick

Lorne Festival, Oban

Other Information    

Prepared to travel and stay overnight.

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