News and Announcements

Week 7 - The AGM and more!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Sunday, 22nd February 2009 @ 6:51pm

Hello all,

The time has come once again on your Sunday even to read all about what's going on in the Drama Society this week!

ACTORS NEEDED FOR AN INDEPENDENT FILM

Posted by Trini Kaushal, Sunday, 22nd February 2009 @ 6:50pm

  • Hello,

    I have written a script for a film set in UCL about six people's intertwining love lives and am now in need of actors. The UCL Film & TV Society are also involved in crew, etc. to help get the film made!

    Nearly every single female role is taken - actresses are still welcome to put themselves forward as extras and some minor speaking parts are still available.

    Crucially though I still need actors; 2 major roles are available to be filled, along with 4 minor roles. Once again, beyond that, extras are still wanted and desired.

    Could anyone interested please contact me (b.cousens@ucl.ac.uk) and I will send the script and other info!

    I think it's really important to hammer home as well that this film is not a massive commitment. Whilst we are aiming at running at near-feature length, unlike a play, line-learning can be done the night before and filming is done in small chunks, so only the relevant lines need be learnt for the relevant scene(s) about to be filmed. All any actors needs to be able to do is act and turn up!

    We're aiming to start filming as soon as possible after reading week, or thereabouts.

    The project should be a lot of fun and is already 80-90% underway. The aim is to show it at UCL next term.

    Thanks,
    Ben Cousens

IMPORTANT INFO FOR BLOOMS AND QUAD BIDDERS, FREE TICKETS, HENRY IV AND MORE!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Thursday, 12th February 2009 @ 8:58pm

Hallo Drama Soc!

Lots of stuff happening over the next few weeks, so read on!

MOST IMPORTANTLY THIS WEEK- If you are planning to bid to direct a Bloomsbury Show in 2009-10, then you MUST get in touch with us before the bid deadline. The Bloomsbury Bidding procedure is VERY COMPETITIVE and if you just hand us a bid on the 20th February without coming to see us for help, there is a high chance that it will not be good enough (no offence...)! It is also ESSENTIAL that you talk to Stage Crew about your bid before this deadline - email them now if you are planning to bid: stagecrew@ucl.ac.uk.

Lots of other stuff listed below (including the best offer on free tickets ever), so read on for your weekly dose of Drama news....

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES - ONE LAST PERFORMANCE!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Friday, 6th February 2009 @ 12:05am

Hallo all!

After the AMAZING SUCCESS of The Vagina Monologues in the Garage this week (which has now become the BEST SELLING GARAGE SHOW OF ALL TIME) we have moved up a gear! There will be a special performance of the Vagina Monologues tomorrow night as part of the One World Week Variety Night! Technically, the show will be FREE, although we will be asking for donations (recommended £3!).....

FRIDAY 6th FEBRUARY at 7.30PM in the BLOOMSBURY THEATRE (yes, the Bloomsbury Theatre)!

This has never happened before, and it is very, very exiciting that a Garage show has been asked to do an extra performance in the Bloomsbury!

So come along and see it! If you've already seen it, come and see it again! We will be collecting money for the same charity WOMANKIND! So dig deep and we can raise over £1000 for this worthy cause! You also get to see a load of other performances from other societies at UCL Union, which will all be great fun and well worth seeing! 

In conclusion: Vagina Monologues, free (ish), Bloomsbury Theatre, 7.30pm, Friday night. With other stuff. So come, and give to charity!

Bids, Vaginas, Vichy, Trips and Musicals! - Week 4

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Tuesday, 3rd February 2009 @ 4:12pm

Hello all!

Much news for you this week, some of it good , some of it not so good and some of it damn well exciting!

BIDDING OPEN: THE QUAD PLAY, GARAGE TERM 3 AND BLOOMSBURY 2009-10!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Tuesday, 20th January 2009 @ 9:58pm

Hallo All!

A special, mid-week email to announce that bidding for 3 separate things has now been officially opened! We are delighted to provide details of how to bid for:

- The 2009 Quad Play
- Garage Term 3 Shows
- The Drama Soc 2009-10 Bloomsbury Theatre Season

Read on to find out more about bidding for each one, or go to www.ucludrama.wordpress.com/biddingseason/ for more info!

WEEK 2 - AUDITIONS, MAGICAL WORKSHOPS, A FRENCH PLAY AND MORE....

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Sunday, 18th January 2009 @ 9:16pm

Hallo All,

We hope your first weekend back in London was fun and that you haven't got too much work yet...! The next 3 weeks are crazy for the Drama Soc. Over the next 21 days, we have 17 performances of 5 different plays and 3 amazing workshops....

TERM 2 WORKSHOPS - AN EXCITING NEW PROGRAMME!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Saturday, 17th January 2009 @ 1:06am

Hallo All!

A special Drama Soc email this week to formally announce that our new programme of professionally run workshops has now all been confirmed! We apologise that this has taken a little longer than anticipated - Xmas and New Year got in the way!

More information about all of these workshops can be found at www.ucludrama.wordpress.com/workshops/!

A couple of other things:

  • Unless specified otherwise, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Unless specified othersiws, workshops are free for Drama Soc members and £2 for non-members.
  • All workshops run on Wednesday afternoons from 4pm-6pm in the CSC Rehearsal Room.
  • Loose clothing should be worn to all workshops.

WEEK 1 - WORKSHOP, A THEATRE TRIP AND THE EDINBURGH FRINGE!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Tuesday, 13th January 2009 @ 10:11am

Hallo All,

Just a couple of things this week! Firstly, apologies that the full workshops programme has not yet been published - we hit a couple of last minute snags, and Xmas and New Year has made it difficult to confirm things! However, we should have the full programme ready to go on Wednesday, so we'll send you another email then!

In the meantime however.....

TERM 2 EVENTS LAUNCH - WHAT'S ON IN 2009?

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Sunday, 4th January 2009 @ 11:48pm

Hello Drama Society!

The start of term is getting closer and closer, and the Drama Soc are preparing for another crazily busy term of events! We have performances, trips, workshops and more! Read on to find out more about what is happening between now and March.

Our website has now been relaunched for the term: www.ucludrama.wordpress.com as usual! For events, go to www.ucludrama.wordpress.com/events/!

REMINDER: EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2009 BIDS!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Thursday, 1st January 2009 @ 8:10pm

Hallo All!

Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR! And we hope you had a lovely Christmas as well!

This is just a quick reminder email about the deadline for BIDS TO DIRECT AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2009! However, you should watch out this weekend for the official launch of the UCLU Drama Society's TERM 2 EVENTS PROGRAMME, followed next week by the release of our TERM 2 WORKSHOPS PROGRAMME DETAILS!

VERY CHEAP COMEDY AND FREE MEAT!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Saturday, 13th December 2008 @ 8:02pm

Hallo! 

A special email to encourage you all to attend OH SKETCH SHOW!

Sunday 14th December @ 8.00pm in the HALDANE ROOM 
Monday 15th December @ 8.00pm in the OLD REFECTORY


ONLY £4 - VERY CHEAP!

Featuring two different line ups:

SUNDAY NIGHT:

Alex Ward (Magician, Big Brother's Little Brother)
Story Pirates Improv
Anarcho Synth Pop Collective
Original sketches from the Oh! Team

MONDAY NIGHT:
Miles Jupp (Stand Up)
Anarcho Synth Pop Collective
Monsieur-Albert Montpellier
Original sketches from the Oh! Team

BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE, MEAT AND BEER TAB PROVIDED.

You would pay much more to see these acts elsewhere...

So come along! It will be very funny, and a fantastic end to a busy and very stressful term!

Lots of Love,

Drama Committee
xxx

WEEK 12 - FREE THEATRE TICKETS, CHEAP COMEDY!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Thursday, 11th December 2008 @ 1:00am

Well. It is pretty much at the end of term. But Drama still has 3 BIG OPPORTUNITIES LEFT THIS TERM! Read on....

THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2009

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Wednesday, 3rd December 2008 @ 12:15pm

Dear All,

A special email from the Drama Soc follows! 2 very exciting events, plus a couple of special offers etc for you all!

Week 11- The End (of Term) is Nigh

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Sunday, 30th November 2008 @ 4:04pm

Hello all,

As the term draws to a close and essays/coursework/exams are being frantically worked for, do not forget that there is still plenty going on in the Drama Society and we want you involved!

Week 10 - The Auditions Continue!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Sunday, 23rd November 2008 @ 4:29pm

Good Afternoon tout le monde!

We hope you're all well and that you enjoyed your week of Drama filled activities (and possibly doing some academic work...who knows?).

This week we have more auditions for you along with the usual delights!

Week 9 - Auditions Return!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Sunday, 16th November 2008 @ 5:08pm

Hello All!

Phew! After an exciting week which saw Blood Wedding on at the Bloomsbury we have more in store for you in week 9, including the return of auditions for Term 2 plays!

 

Blood Wedding review

Posted by Trini Kaushal, Sunday, 16th November 2008 @ 5:07pm

  • Here is the first of our soon to be regular reviews!

    Blood Wedding, directed by Emily Morrison, produced by Louie Corpe, is a must see for anyone worried about the growing rise of knife-crime. The backcountry of Andalusia could not be further from the sprawling metropolis of London, yet the sentiment is a perfect-match.
    The assertive dialogue, anguish and complete sense of injustice from the mother of the bridegroom, Rachel Knight, sets up the plays dark undertones and incessantness of small town mentalities beautifully.
    Sam Brearley portrayal of a love-sick bridegroom was magnificent and Hannah Van-Den-Brul, the bride, excellently portrayed a woman torn between her head and her heart.
    Mbugah’s encapsulation of Leonardo’s fully fledged anger and loathing towards his wife, Katherine Drury, and mother-in-law, Beth Eyre, is superb, to the point of almost being uncomfortable.
    Certain elements of theatrical repertoire worked to excellent aplomb in this production, especially the stage setting, lighting and performances in the woods. The same cannot be said for the whole long drawn out nursery rhyme at the beginning of the show. Good knowledge of Lorca’s work may make this more symbolic, otherwise it just creates confusion. Another criticism was the slight confusion of the role of the maid, Dominique Pelides, who appeared to close and familiar with her employers to represent a mere maid. However, these did not blight an overall good solid performance.
    The darkness of the plays theme was superbly brought into line with excellent small and subtle gestures of comedic genius providing the audience with small outbursts of pure laughter, thus making an evening of fine entertainment. Arrash Rizi, playing the father-of-the-bride, used an accomplished Irish brogue accent to great effect.

    Ivan Wells
     

WEEK 8 - BLOOD WILL BE SPILT THIS WEEK!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Sunday, 9th November 2008 @ 8:20pm

Hallo All!

Week 8 is here! And with Week 8 comes the Drama Society's biggest and most high profile show of the term: BLOOD WEDDING by Federico Garcia Lorca.... Read on!

WEEK 7 - THE FUN CONTINUES!

E-mail sent by Trini Kaushal, Tuesday, 4th November 2008 @ 11:14am

Hallo hallo!

We don't disappear just because its reading week! You can't get away that easily.... Plus as usual, we have loads of stuff to tell you! So read on for your weekly dose of Drama....


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