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, 24th October 2016 @ 12:24am
Wow, look at that. Another week gone by. And what a week it's been! Thank you to everyone who attended the EGM on Friday and congratulations to all those who ran for committee positions. It is with beaming delight that I announce our new committee members: Tara Carlin, who is taking over as Volunteering Coordinator, and Amy Reade who is your new Freshers' Representative. *uproarious applause* Give them a friendly hello and a congratulatory handshake at the next social and I'm sure they'll return the favour!
E-mail sent by Livvy Perrett, Saturday, 15th October 2016 @ 1:34pm
Hiya chickens, did you miss me?
Well, what have we got for you this email... What? Yet more auditions and bid opportunities? Yes, best beloveds. And, to further excite your eager eyes, the Secretary has this week decided to stray boldly into experimentation with the formattingtools at her disposal just to spice things up a little bit. And because exclamation marks and block capitals can only go so far to express the overwhelming excitement that washes over me as I compose these weekly epistles.
E-mail sent by Livvy Perrett, Tuesday, 11th October 2016 @ 12:26am
First and foremost and front of the line a MAHOOSIVE congratulations to all the cast and production teams of the Freshers' Plays that took place over the weekend. They really were a remarkable achievement and I won't deny that I feel personally conflicted by the awe and jealousy I'm feeling towards all these funky freshers.
So I guess now we can take our foot off the accelerator, kick back, and rel- NO! The drama society never sleeps! It's really kicking off this week, and honestly I've got red bull on tap and an ipod blasting some gym beats just to power me through this email. I even put a colon in the title. That goes to show just how important this email is. All that's left for me to say is *deep breath* hold on to your hats, kids!