We welcome to Cork, Vivienne Cunningham, Speech and Drama Adjudicator for Section I

Vivienne trained with John Holgate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has taught speech and drama, public speaking and performance techniques to all ages both privately and in schools and colleges.  Many of her pupils have achieved success in theatre, television and the film industry.  She worked for many years as Head of Drama at Thorpe Hall School where the drama department established a strong reputation, winning numerous awards nationally and staging ambitious productions in the School’s state of the art theatre.


She was an examiner for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama but now particularly enjoys working as an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.  Having competed in festivals since the age of four, she takes delight in encouraging students to share their work with an audience and experience the joy of performance.


Vivienne enjoys writing plays and poetry and then watching them come alive on stage.  She has written her first novel which is due for publication.