Festival Adjudicators


Jill Redford ARAD., FISTD., CertEd.,CDE.,PGCA.

Jill was an Arts Award Ballet Champion at the age of twelve and trained at Bird College of Performing Arts. gaining teaching qualifications including Advanced R.A.D. She has worked in the UK and abroad in the theatre with stars such as Peter Butterworth, Bernie Clifton and Lenny Henry – later running her own school in Sussex. She is now a freelance teacher / choreographer / adjudicator / performer.

Speech & Drama and Musical Theatre:

Ann Bauer EdD.,MEd.,BA(Hons).,LRAM., LGSM.,PGCE., DipDpLd.

Ann has taught in Primary and Secondary Schools, Theatres, Universities, and in therapy teams as well as examining drama and theatre studies. She loves the spoken word. Her first degree was English. Ann combines her drama work with specialist teaching, consultancy, advocacy and writing in Special Educational Needs.

Cally Foster LLAM., FSTSD.

Cally was Principal of her Buckinghamshire based Speech & Drama Studio for over 20 years. As a LAMDA Examiner she has travelled Internationally, around the UK and in Europe. In addition, she delivers workshops on all aspects of drama. She believes that performing in festivals encourages an appreciation of the Arts and also develops such skills, so important in today’s world.


Rebecca read Journalism at Cardiff University where she wrote a weekly column for The Guardian. She trained as a specialist drama teacher, is also a professional actress and in 2014 she was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of her work in the youth theatre sector. She is a LAMDA., GCSE and A level Examiner.


Elizabeth Hayley GRSM(Hons).,LRAM.,LGSMD.,LTCL., Instrumental.

Elizabeth is a pianist, accompanist, examiner, adjudicator, ballet repetiteur and teacher. She teaches at Eton College and is in increasing demand as an adjudicator. She has performed with actress Dame Harriet Walter at the Ilkley Poetry Festival and has examined overseas with ABRSM. She has also worked with Gordon Campbell (principal trombonist of the BBC Big Band) at The Royal Academy of Dance.

Gail Mortley LRAM., ARCM., DipRAM., – Voice.

Gail is a professional singer, actress and teacher. She studied at The Royal Academy of Music where she was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships, one of which took her to Salzburg to study with the international singing coach, Rita Streich. She has also  performed Opera. She has combined classical and commercial theatre with various roles including playing Cosetta in Les Miserables in London’s West End.

Anthony Williams MMus.,GRSM(Hons).,LRAM.,ARAM., – Piano.

Concert Pianist, writer, lecturer, examiner and adjudicator, Williams studied at The Royal Academy of Music. Following international competition success, he embarked on a career as a concert pianist. He is a passionate educator of pianistic musicianship. He teaches and gives masterclasses, public lecture recitals and seminars on performance and the art of teaching. He has also given talks on piano performance for Radio 3 and is author of many publications. He combines this freelance career with a position at Radley College, Oxfordshire as Head of Keyboard and Instrumental Music.