The UCLU Drama Society is one of the country’s leading student drama companies and one of the largest and most successful performing arts societies at UCL.
UCLU Drama Society has a simple aim: to create excellent and innovative student theatre. Whether you’re a seasoned actor looking to pursue a career in the theatre, or if you’ve never been on the stage in your life, joining the Drama Society is a great way to make new friends and enjoy all the exciting theatrical opportunities UCL has to offer. In fact, our society is frequently recognised at the annual Arts Colours Awards for our outstanding work. We have recently received numerous societal awards, most notably Best Society (2011), and Most Developed Society (2012).
Each year, UCLU Drama Society puts on as many as 20 productions, meaning that you’ll rarely find a time that a play is neither in production or performance. In previous years, we have put on vivid re-imaginings of everything from Shakespeare to Philip Ridley. On campus, we boast the Bloomsbury Theatre (a listed 550-seat West End theatre where we put on two large-scale productions a year). We also regularly stamp our mark on acclaimed theatres and performance spaces across the capital. Our productions are consistently popular and critical successes, with the society garnering particular praise for our annual run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival through our touring company, UCLU Runaground. Each of our productions offers a number of fantastic opportunities. So whether you want to act, direct, produce, design/set/lighting/costume/props or write the next dramatic masterpiece, we are here to help develop your ideas and make them into a reality.
The UCLU Drama Society also has an exceptional programme of events outside of university productions, including weekly workshops, new writing workshops, socials and volunteering opportunities.
Hey all, I know that 'tis the season for revision, but if anyone wants some dramatic relief from the tedium of academia, what better way to do so than to put together a BID to direct a Term 3 Drama show? Read below for details...
If you're more interested in acting, we're also auditioning for places in our touring company, UCLU Runaground, who are taking two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe! Or if Edinburgh sounds too far, we also have auditions for the Camden Fringe! Read ahead for more...
.....to come to the AGM!
If you are a member of the Drama Society this year (and only if you are a paid-up member - sorry! It is only £10... http://uclu.org/clubs-societies/drama-society) make sure you come to our Annual General Meeting, tomorrow (Tuesday 17th March), from6.30PMin the Clubs and Societies Common Room (floor 2 of the Bloomsbury bulding).
For those of you who don't know what an AGM is, its the time of the year when new committee members are elected (although they don't take over the roles until 1st August). So this is your chance to vote for the new committee to represent you next year and decide the future of the society!****
Make sure you get there for 6.30 onwards (we need to start at 7PM so don't arrive at 7 on the dot!) *****