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.
Auditions shall take place 15:00-19:00 tomorrow in the rehearsal room in the Bloomsbury Rehearsal Room, which is on the first floor of the Bloomsbury Theatre building.
A brief overview -
Living and hiding from her violent ex-husband in a run-down Oklahoma motel room, the waitress Agnes is introduced to Peter, a Gulf War veteran with severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and paranoia fantasies. The two start an ambiguous relationship, as Peter reveals all his conspiracy theories on government surveillance. Initially dubious, Agnes grows to believe Peter’s theories, and Peter, usually stricken with confusion and paranoia, finds a sense of control and dominance in their relationship. The soldier, now aware of the power he exerts over the waitress, begins hatching plans involving her partaking to solve and counter the conspiracies, experimenting and testing the lengths Agnes will go to under his guidance.
I heartily advise all to audition as a wee procrastination break, for it shall sharpen your focus, and shall only take a few minutes!
E-mail sent by Jack Tivey, Wednesday, 27th April 2016 @ 8:52pm
Oh sweet and pleasant Dramatics. Though your life may be oppressed in the languor of semi-enthusiastic revision, or mayhaps the maddened flurry of activity that cometh with soaring panic over examinations that approach like thundering train, uninhibited, unrelenting, uncompromising, and imposing in its speed, you may detect, a hint, a whiff, a tiny and distant fragrance merely teasing your nostrils like far off doughnut stand, that cannot yet be seen, but faintly can be smelt.
That is the doughbut stand of salvation. And it serves pure, unvarnished, excellent, innovative, and inclusive drama, all in one sugary ring of pure doughnut delicacy. Perceive its faint odour, and wait patiently, slowly pace towards that salivatory inducing salvation, with a determined steely gaze fixed upon the future bliss of chomping on the full bounty of the society's shows.
Massacre your exams like a legendary Viking in the glory of Valhalla, and await the feast that cometh fast and true.