Adjudicator For 2020

Chris Jaeger MBE, FRSA, GODA

Chris Jaeger is a highly-experienced writer, musician, actor and director. For 12 years he wrote and directed the Swan Theatre professional pantomime and the professional outdoor Summer show. He has written a one-woman show about the music hall star Vesta Tilley, the lyrics of a ‘Worcestershire Song Cycle’ which was premiered at the Three Choirs Festival and a play about Charles Stuart. Also, he has written an ‘energy play’ commissioned by Worcester Bosch and a fifty-year history of the Swan Theatre for the 2015 Golden Anniversary - also, a play about King John and Magna Carta commissioned by Worcester Cathedral and four new plays all of which premiered at the Swan Theatre in 2016. He also wrote highly successful one-woman show about Agatha Christie, which is currently touring the country.

He is a senior member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, and adjudicates drama festivals all over Britain and beyond. Chris has adjudicated two British One-Act Finals, four Welsh Finals, two English and a Northern Irish Final, plus many full-length festivals. He is also drama advisor to the Royal Navy.

Chris is a Fellow of the University of Worcester and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a former chairman of the English Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, he was awarded the MBE for services to the Arts.

Chris lives in Worcester and is married with one cat.