Let me preface this email by admitting that I am writing to you now under false pretences, since as of 00:00 this morning, or rather MIDNIGHT last night I, Livvy Perrett, ceased to be your Secretary.This email should have been sent out yesterday, but in true Livvy Perrett style I neglected my duties in favour of patronising drama society's favourite UCL bar (in many ways, I consider drinking in Phineas my the true mainstay of my secretarial responsibilities)
I think it's fair to say I have been a sloppy secretary. Yes, I have made typographical errors. Yes, I was very lazy about checking the society email account. Yes, I was rebuked for using this email to canvass votes before the last AGM. But whatever mistakes I have made I like to think I carried them off with charming panache and zingy wit, always remembering to use the correct plural form of 'addendum'. If nothing else, my grammar. Is. Always. Faultless.
Thank you for your patience and to all those who expressed appreciation for my weekly electronic epistles. I'm sure you will be delighted/horrified to hear that although I am vacating this position I will remain present in the society in the role of External Coordinator for the academic year 2017/18. Brace yourselves.
It's the last week of term and it's also the last week of our term 3 shows! Never fear though, Drama continues to look forward to next year and the summer ahead with opportunities at Edinburgh and for our 2018 Shaw show detailed below...
I'm so busy trying to decide how to accessorise my outift for the Arts Ball that I can't even think of anything to put in the introduction to this email. Just read it, I guess.
Auditions for Blood Wedding and The Tempest - our term 3 quad and crypt shows - are taking place over this weekend!
Auditions are taking place at the same time, in separate rooms. Details below:
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May: 12-7pm
Location: South quad 4
Monday 22nd May: 4-10pm
Location: Pearson B17
Saturday 20th May 12-7pm
SOUTH QUAD 3
Sunday 21st May 12-7pm
SOUTH QUAD 3
Monday 22nd May 4-10pm
NB: Print-outs will be provided at auditions, and you are not expected to have memorised them at all.
AUDITION AUDITION AUDITION!
Auditions for two more Term 3 shows are taking place THIS WEEK - performances of these shows take place from the 5th-10th of June, well after exams are over so really there's no excuse NOT to audition!
As always, I have attached the Facebook events of these auditions where all the information and updates about locations and audition pieces will be posted. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with a member of either production team or me through the society email if you just want to say hi or sumting.
*Compulsory cursory expression of empathy with regards to the endless plight of exams* The sun's out, the sky is blue, and tickets for the Arts ball are on sale *now*! See below for details, and also for some exciting auditions coming up - give yourself a break from exams and drop in to audition for the Bloomsbury Studio production of 'The Effect'.
Quick reminder that auditions are happening **TOMORROWWWW** for one of the parts in Alex In Shadow - UCLU Drama Society's contribution to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Auditions are happening TOMORROW (yes, tomorrow. That's Wednesday 26th April.) from 4-6pm in Foster Court room 130.
Be there or be SQUARE.
Yes! Fast approaching deadlines! And I'm not just talking about all the essays and revision you may (or may not) have been wading through these past weeks. No, no, these deadlines are far more fun and far less tear-jerking. See below for deets about the imminent crypt and quad play deadlines, and also a little extra something from our Edinburgh teams.
Phew - we made it through the final week of term, and what a week it's been! Congratulations to the team behind the AWARD-WINNING production of Walls, which came away from the LSDF finals with a well-deserved Best Director award tucked under its belt. Congratulations also to everyone involved in Rise - UCLU Drama's inaugural BME Showcase, which I am desperately sorry to have missed after they sold out their final show in the Lion and Unicorn Theatre.
I don't know if anyone noticed, but I completely forgot to write an email last week, I was just so swept away by the flurry of excitement that characterises the end of term. I was so busy, in fact, that I even completely forgot to announce and congratulate the election of an entirely new Drama Society Committee for the academic year 2017-18! So you all will FINALLY be free of my presence in your inbox - god that day could hardly come sooner amirite? Here's to the coming year; may the spelling mistakes and addenda be few.
(This is definitely not a hideously overdue correction email attempting to disguise the incorrect details in the previous one and pass them off as a well-timed and innocent reminder about the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe auditions..)
Oh good Lord there is SO much happening this week - we're going to need some kind of carbohydrate-based comfort food to get through it... Oh wait. Hang on. Did I hear whispers that there will be FREE PIZZA at Thursday's Drama Society AGM? With a judicial dose of sweet, sweet democracy on the side? If that isn't something to centre your week around then frankly I don't know what you're doing here.
But even MORE THAN THAT we also have some exciting BID DEADLINES veering scarily close on the horizon, as well as (perhaps most excitingly of all) AUDITIONS for the EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE. :O :O :O
What a day, what a day. I just want to say this straight up: I'm really going to struggle to inject any kind of zaney humour or eccentricity into this email, namely due to Rhinoceros after party a.k.a. Wineoceros a.k.a. a nation mourns the cruel disposal of the biggest banner in theatrical history* (*verification needed)
As the outbreak of rhinoceritis dissipates and the dust begins to clear, BEHOLD! Yet more shows and bid openings have arrived! Ah, good Lord the fun just NEVER STOPS.
The subtitle of this email is: help me.
My darling flatmate (s/o to Finn Burge) has just been pointing out all the mistakes I made in the previous email (sent literally minutes before this one) so just bear with me while I sweep up the mess I've left behind.
I forgot to say that APPLICATIONS ARE STILL *OPEN* for assistant production team members for our two shows being taken up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. Applications close on MIDDAY this Sunday 5th March. Please complete this application form before then: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K96iI2olg55JFzrGX0y-vq6nT0xHHfjoyof0pok-BS0/viewform?edit_requested=true
This is not an opportunity to be missed so get those applications in!!
Right. Good. Well I hope we've all learned a valuable lesson about the importance of proof-reading. May such mistakes never happen again. Goodnight.
What's this? An email? On a Monday evening? Has the world gone mad? Oh yes indeed it is a topsy turvy day of misrule, but then it's rather hard to craft my usual standard of thought-provoking, intricately worded, and occasionally rather colour emails after spending eight hours of my Sunday pretending to be a rhinoceros. But what it lacks in punctuality this email more than makes up for in its exciting and stimulating content - read on for your weekly dose of tickets and event news.
I hope you've all had a restful reading week and managed to catch up on all your READING - or at least managed some enjoyable procrastination. I watched Citizen Kane for the first time. It was peng.
So I've got lots of sweet treats for you today my honeys, including tickets for a series of exciting upcoming drama productions as well as bid slots giving you - yes YOU! - the opportunity to create some of that drama magic yourself.
BIDS! TICKETS! SHOWCASES! OPPORTUNITIES! DRAMA! Yes it's all happening right here right now (or at least over the next couple of weeks in a location in or around the UCL campus).
Alternative title: Weekly Email 2: the revenge. Wow lucky you, getting two emails in the space of 24 hours. This can't be at all to do with the secretary's laissez-faire attitude towards her duties or cack-handed attention to detail in her email composition...
Enormous congratulations and a thousand pats on the backs to all the cast and crew involved in King Lear, our first big-budget Bloomsbury show of the year. Now their poor long-suffering costume and stage managers can finally kick back and not have to worry about cleaning up the pools of blood they trailed in their wake...
If you missed out on the chance to see this awesome production, I am sorry for your loss. BUT never fear because there are TONNES of stuff still to come this term including our term 2 internal play IRON, as well as the London Student Drama Festival, and our second Bloomsbury show - Rhinoceros.
The coming week is set to be, quite possibly, the most exciting week of the year. Not only have we got our first whopping Bloomsbury show of the year being performed, but we also (fingers crossed!) have the eagerly anticipated return of our beloved social secretary to look forward to! AND, on top of that it's my birthday on Friday 3rd of February. That's ME, Livvy Perrett. Drama soc secretary. Queen of emails. So, not dropping any hints or anything...but...if someone would like to surprise me with a couple of drinks (not that kind of surprise) at the Ronnie Scott's social on Tuesday... ... ... I would be mighty grateful <3
Well, we made it. Trump's been President for a whole weekend now and we're all still here so I guess it's not as bad as we thought it would be, right?
If you still haven't fulfilled your New Year's Resolution to bid for a drama society slot then NEVER FEAR! I am here to make your wishes come true. Like a little thespian fairy. We have producer applications, showcase bid openings, festival opportunities, and INNOVATIVE stuff to offer you! Oh my goodness it's like Christmas and your birthday rolled into one! Read on for almost unbearable excitement and hype (it's gonna be yuuuuuuuuuge)