Meet The Adjudicators

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Meet The Adjudicators Feis 2022

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Mr Arthur Webb



After graduating from Queen’s University, Belfast with a B.Ed degree in English and Drama, Arthur studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and subsequently completed an MA in Drama and Media at Ulster University.He taught in a large grammar school for 25 years where he was Head of the Creative and Expressive faculty. He is Chief Examiner for Drama in Northern Ireland and Examiner for A level Performing Arts with the Northern Ireland Council for Curriculum, Education and Assessment.

As Arts Education Adviser with Belfast Education and Library Board, Arthur was responsible for introducing Drama to the NI Curriculum as a discrete and statutory subject. He is an Associate with the British Federation of International Adjudicating and has adjudicated at many festivals in the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong.  He is also an Examiner with New Era Academy, London and has examined in UK, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.

He was Director of the Youth Lyric Theatre for 16 years and Drama Coach for Children’s programmes with the BBC.

As a professional director for C21 Theatre Company, he has toured Northern Ireland and Scotland with 5 edited Shakespeare productions for schools.

He is looking forward to adjudicating again at SDToI Feis in 2022.

Mrs Louise Webb

Mrs Louise Webb


Louise graduated at Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Drama & English, after which she completed a diploma from Guildhall School of Speech and Drama, London. She subsequently taught in the primary sector for eight years, where she specialised in supporting young people with special needs. Following further study, she taught for over 20 years in a large grammar school in Belfast, holding the post of Head of Drama, Senior Teacher and Head of Senior School.

Louise has also been an associate lecturer at St Mary’s and Stranmillis University Colleges and Queen’s University Belfast, supporting undergraduate and post-graduate students. She currently mentors and prepares young professionals for examinations, interviews and public speaking events and serves on a wide range of professional boards in Northern Ireland. For over two decades she worked closely with local operatic companies and has significant experience of musical theatre.

Louise is currently a member of the Education Advisory Panel at The Lyric Theatre, Belfast and has adjudicated for many years at festivals throughout Ireland.

Ms. Patricia Reynolds

Patricia Reynolds, owner and director of The Reynolds Academy of Performing Arts, R.A.P.A. Drama in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. Patricia has been teaching for more than 30 years and is very experienced in every aspect of Speech, Drama, Musical Theatre and Movement to Music. She is a Licentiate and Associate of the London College of Music, a Senior Examiner and Associate of the Irish Board of Speech & Drama.

Patricia is a very popular examiner and adjudicator throughout Ireland at various Speech & Drama Festivals and Grade examination centres.

Patricia has written two books of plays published by, called ‘Showcase 1’ and ‘Showcase 2’, and, has also written three children’s books called; ‘Trish the Witch,’ Book’s, 1, 2 and 3. These are exciting witchy stories for children and finally, a poetry book for adults, called, ‘That’s Life’.

Patricia began HaggleRock Theatre Group in May 2014, this is a drama group for adults. HaggleRock continue to perform very successful comedy plays to packed audiences.

Ms. Kerrie Heasley

Bio coming soon

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