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 Livvy Perrett, Monday, 19th September 2016 @ 4:37pm
As you are surely well aware the deadline for the first batch of bids is fast approaching - faster, indeed, than my tan is fading. Before you scramble in a last minute panic to fill in your bid forms please bear in mind the important information in this email concerning performance rights for Drama Society plays. ALSO (arguably more importantly, depending on your priorities) take a moment to jot down some dates in your social calendar - the Freshers' Showcase and the first Phineas social of the year!
E-mail sent by Livvy Perrett, Thursday, 15th September 2016 @ 12:46pm
A quick reminder to everyone in the hot weather to regularly re-apply sunscreen. And (arguably) more importantly that the deadline for Freshers' Plays, Showcase, and term 1 Garage bids is just over a week away (23:59 on Friday 23rd September) so keep those bids coming in! Also in my haste and excitement I forgot to mention that 50% of the ticket sales from Garage plays goes to Stage Crew Society - this is something to bear in mind when filling out your budget form.
Once again, the bid and budget forms are attached to this email so you don't have to wade through your downloads trying to find them (I know - how gracious!).
E-mail sent by Livvy Perrett, Thursday, 1st September 2016 @ 11:07am
Pinch, punch, first of the month. Yes, best beloveds, the eagerly anticipated date has arrived at long last. The bids for Freshers' Plays, Showcase, and Term 1 Garage are now OPEN! *rapturous applause*