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UCLU Drama Society has a simple aim: to produce excellent and innovative student theatre. We are dedicated to facilitating the ideas of our members, encouraging them to take a play and fulfil their vision for it. In past years this has led to vivid re-imaginings of various pieces from Simon Stephens to Euripides.

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. On campus, we boast two excellent venues in the UCLU Garage Theatre Workshop and the Bloomsbury Theatre (the latter of which is a listed West End theatre) but also regularly stamp our mark on performance spaces across the capital. Many of these productions have been 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’ (Fringe Sell-Out Award Winners 2010 & 2012).

2012/13 was a year of enormous success for the Drama Society, filled with numerous events including; Freshers Plays, Radio Plays, the 24 hour plays, the Quad play, the external ‘Rag Factory’ performance, national tours, the creation of the London Student Drama Festival and, due to the success of our numerous productions in the Garage Theatre Workshop and especially our two Bloomsbury shows, 'The Good Soul of Szechuan' and 'Gut Girls', we were able to send 3 fantastic productions to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. These productions were labelled “a masterclass of acting”* and upheld as “nothing short of perfect”**.

We provide a number of opportunities within each production, so whether you want to act, direct, produce, set design, costume design or write we are here to facilitate your ideas and make them a reality.

Above all, 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 fantastic way to make new friends and enjoy all the wonderful theatrical opportunities UCL has to offer.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/UCLUDramaSoc
Contact Name: Rob Beale - President
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Category: Entertainment & Arts > Drama & Theatre
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Edinburgh parts available

E-mail sent by Rob Beale, Tuesday, 24th June 2014 @ 7:11pm

UCLU Drama Society's production of The Duchess of Malfi is looking to CAST two additional actors for their run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

We are looking to cast ONE FEMALE to play the role of CARIOLA and ONE MALE to play the roles of SILVIO, the DOCTOR and other essential male parts.  

Both roles are vital to this small production of the John Webster classic.  

We would like to hold a drop-in session where actors can read for the parts on Thursday morning (26th) from 11am - 4pm.  

Please contact shafeeqshazana@gmail.com or 07879920935 if interested.


E-mail sent by Rob Beale, Saturday, 21st June 2014 @ 12:23pm


On the final and climactic evening of the festival each college will compete in presenting a short piece of original writing, written, directed and performed by the students of ULU.

This year our judges boast some of the most impressive names in theatre: 
- Ian Rickson (director)
- Lesley Manville (Best Actress Olivier Award 2014)
- Christopher Campbell (Literary Manager of the Royal Court)

The aim of the festival is to showcase pieces of innovative student theatre and new writing on a platform that they are rarely exposed to. LSDF is an esteemed festival which affords industry professionals the opportunity to recognise theatrical talent outside of drama schools. 

Be at THEATRO TECHNIS for a 7:30pm start

LOVE Y'ALL and see you there xxxxxxxxxxxxx


E-mail sent by Rob Beale, Friday, 20th June 2014 @ 11:29am


“None of that matters now, because whatever we had is gone and all that's left is a planet full of dead people.”

Monday the fourth of November 2014. Maya Lewis returns home from work to her sensible suburban house and her sensible suburban marriage with her sensible suburban husband. Just like every other day.

Just like every other day, she asks herself the same questions. Was this what she wanted? Was this what she dreamed of? Is this really what she struggled through all those years of education for?

Just like every other day, she tries to remember what it was like to have her whole life ahead of her. Just like every other day, she wonders where she went wrong.

But today is not just like every other day. Because today might be the last day she ever sees.

Today, she is fleeing for her life. Today, she is surrounded and helpless. Today, a nightmare awaits her in her own home.

Today is the End of the World.

A play about a world coming to an end, a relationship falling to pieces, and a bitter realisation that we never fight enough for the change we want in our life.

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