Adjudicator For 2019

Chris Jaeger MBE FRSA GoDA

Chris Jaeger is Chief Executive of Worcester Live which runs Huntingdon ConcertHall, the Swan Theatre, the Worcester Festival, the Historic Ghost Walk of Worcester, Shakespeare at the Commandery, Shakespeare at the Cathedral, the Worcester Repertory Company and the Swan Theatre School.

He is a highly-experienced writer, musician, actor and director. He writes and directs the Swan Theatre professional pantomime and directs both annual Shakespeares produced by Worcester Live. He has recently written a one-woman show about the music hall star Vesta Tilley, the lyrics of a Worcestershire song cycle which was premiered at the 2011 Three Choirs Festival and a play about Charles Stuart which premiered in 2012.

He is a senior member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, and adjudicates drama festivals all over Britain. Chris has adjudicated 2 British One-Act Finals, 4 Welsh Finals, 2 English and a Northern Irish Final. He is also drama advisor to the Royal Navy and a Fellow of the University of Worcester; also, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

In 2013, he was awarded the MBE for services to the Arts.

Chris lives in Worcester and is married with one cat.