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.
E-mail sent by Jack Tivey, Saturday, 1st August 2015 @ 7:18pm
Lovely Drama people, hope you're all having a wonderful summer! I'm sure you've been missing your regular thespy update so read on to find out more about our three shows over summer and if you want to bid to direct next term!
Firstly though, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank last year's committee for all their hard work over the past academic year, which has been hugely successful and great fun. Thanks in particular to our outgoing president Grace!
On that note, welcome to our new committee! Here's to another great year for Drama Soc. In future you'll be receiving emails from the wonderful eccentric that is Jack Tivey but your stuck with me for now; I'm Matt your new President. I'm really excited about the year ahead and hope that the society gives you a great experience - please don't hesitate to get in touch with me with any ideas you have or just if you want to say nice things to me :)
E-mail sent by Jack Tivey, Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 @ 11:54am
Still around London? Missing the Drama Society? Feel the need to fill a theatre-shaped void in your life?
If the answer to any of those questions is YES.... (and even if NOT), come and support the Drama Society at our amazing Term 3 Shows! We're offering Shakespeare, New Writing, Contemporary Drama and a LEAVERS SHOW (your chance to say goodbye to the leaving drama kids). Here's the calendar of amazing stuff we have to offer:
Any/All of these plays are the perfect way to celebrate the end of exams!! They're all set to be BRILLIANT pieces of drama, as well as great social occasions (you can take alcohol to Much Ado and Change Over is in a bar!).