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Alan Haslett

Alan Haslett



Involved with theatre for fifty years, Alan has a wealth of experience as an actor, singer, director and adjudicator. He is a member of The Association of Drama Adjudicators, Ireland and the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, UK, and has adjudicated thirty festivals in England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, as well as the length and breadth of Ireland.

Alan has acted and directed with Londonderry Amateur Operatic Society, Strabane Musical Society, St. Patrick’s Hall Theatre Group, Strabane, Portrush Music Society, Letterkenny Musical Society, Lurgan Operatic Society, Fortwilliam Music Society, The Ulster Operatic Company and Lisnagarvey Operatic Society in musicals from 1975-2002 playing leading roles or directing in shows from Camille in ‘Merry Widow’ (1975) to Fagin in ‘Oliver’ (2002). He has picked up many awards in his musical theatre career.

His drama career includes work with City of Derry Drama Club, Two Bridges Theatre Group and Lifford Players, gathering many awards along the way. As artistic director of Two Bridges Theatre Group, which he formed in 1997, he has directed many productions, including six festival plays, two of which reached the All Ireland Confined Finals as well as the AUDF One Act Final.

Before retiring, Alan was an advisory officer for music & drama with the Western Education & Library Board for 30 years. He has also studied at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, applying his studies to the ‘Write An Opera’ project in primary schools (under the auspices of Leeds University and ROH), where the children write and perform their own opera, taking all the roles onstage and off, from musical director to PR Officer with Alan as director. He has directed four of these very successful opera projects in schools throughout N. Ireland. As well as his many adjudications, he is a freelance theatre director and workshop leader for both drama and musicals with adults and young people of all ages.

Recent engagements include:

2015- Claregalway Full Length; Coolgreany One Act; Manorhamilton One Act.

2016- Newtownstewart Full Length; Kiltyclogher Full Length; Gorey, South Leinster One Act.

2017- Stewartry, Scotland One Act; Welwyn, Hertfordshire One Act Youth; Bangor Full Length; Web Theatre One Act.

2018- Isle of Man One Act; Ballinamore Full Length; Gorey One Act.

2019- Newtownstewart Full Length; Claremorris Full Length.

2020- Newtownstewart Full Length; Bray One Act. Wexford Full length (which was interrupted mid festival and cancelled because of Covid).

2021/22- AIMS Adjudicator for the Gilbert Section, Irish Musical Societies


2015- Macra Na Feirme One Act.

2018- Western Divisional Youth One Act, Scotland.

2019- Scottish One Act Final, Kirkaldy

Future festival bookings:

2023- SCDA Orkney District Festival

2023- Ballyshannon Full length

2023 - Goresbridge One Act

2024 - Newtownabbey Full length

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