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, Sunday, 29th November 2015 @ 6:55pm
Greetings Goodly Dramatics,
I find myself so very full to the brim with news and information, that to restrain myself from gushing it all forth has been as difficult as holding back my tears, watching the final year of my degree pass by at the speed of a panicked antelope.
The Winter approacheth, and with it a host of wint'ry happenings - an Arts ball amongst all the chill, and the performance of a bleak Scottish play. (Bright and lovely in that it is enriched by a stellar cast, bleak insofar as it is set in medieval Scotland.) But no! I give the game away before the appropriate titled sections may have their limelight...
Refresh your academically soaked crania with such an abundance of high quality drama, such invigorating performance art, that you finish reading this email with your body and soul as nourished as it would be had you eaten a weighty bowl of fresh fruit.
E-mail sent by Jack Tivey, Wednesday, 25th November 2015 @ 3:47pm
Greetings Dear Dramatics.
A mid-week email is not my custom, and I certainly do not wish to bespam your email inboxes with my flouncey phrasing, but there are certain morsels of information that I certainly wish for you all to know -
E-mail sent by Jack Tivey, Saturday, 21st November 2015 @ 12:39am
You may be wondering to yourselves, 'What is this queer address which decorates my inbox so strangefully? Why does it offer such excellent opportunity at such a late hour? Which poet could be behind such lyrical phraseology?'
Well let myself be the first to remind you that this be the first email since the beginning of reading week, and, as the chill of November truly sets in, there is much to be aware of, which undoubtedly you have been following, and therefore I merely utter a few brief reminders for your ears to hearken to.