As you awaken from your various Halloween themed events, wiping the residual, customary, white face paint off your worn faces, finding that you resemble death itself more closely now, than when your face was so adorned, it is your duty to consult this email, and to find in it the solace of ever-present theatre opportunity.
Turn your befuzzled and bleary considerations to the wonder of the stage, and thus beat back whatever lingers in the mind after such an evening of quality wave.
Dramatic life has never been so interesting as dear friends are incorporated into the great committee of 2015-16, alongside abundant performances and socials!
Read on for the full details -
There is much now for you all to pay your attention to, however, this email shall remain brief.
Below are some important points for your consideration, and hopefully for you to act upon also.
As the second week passes we must all turn our attention to new opportunity at hand, and celebrate that the society is waltzing along as bouncily and as actively as a toddler discovering an affinity for dance.
Find below the news, which should give you a whiff of all our current happenings.
Panic not, for I am here to inform you.
Due to unforeseen difficulty with the ever problematic room-bookings, the performances for the Freshers' Plays tonight will be at 9:30pm, in Chadwick G08.
You Were After Poetry will be starting, and Man Equals Man shall follow!
See you all there,
Once again an addendum to the great email sent not long ago.
The director for A Comedy of Errors are looking for a production team. The show will be in term 2, and they require the following positions -
Get into contact with Wiebke, the director, via email at email@example.com if you are interested.
The deadline for applications is 16th October.
I watch aghast as each and every dramatic endeavour and opportunity explodes in a great roaring supernova around the entirety of the society.
Whether you are a member of the light and fresh folk, or an old and hardy veteran, these rooms at UCL ring with the tinkle of dramatic and melodic voices, rehearsing and auditioning hither and thither.
I implore you, read onward for the purpose of becoming consumed in the glee of it all.
Hello there! Matt here subbing in for Jack whilst he makes children's dreams come true with his job at Lego.
Well it's been a great few days, meeting a lot of new faces over the weekend and as our three Freshers' Plays get underway I bring you news of more chances to get stuck in. There are opportunities for actors, producers and directors below, so read carefully!
Some revisions for you all.
Auditions for the Freshers' plays will take place this coming Saturday and Sunday.
It is recommended that you audition on Saturday, since it will likely be quieter than Sunday, when we all expect a heaving mass of Freshers to audition either during the Fayre or after the Welcome meeting.
If a significant chunk of those who wish to audition do so on Saturday, there will be more time for all who audition.
The location of the Saturday auditions is the CSC Rehearsal Room on the 1st Floor of the Bloomsbury Building. (Bloomsbury Theatre building) they will take place from 14:00-18:30
On Sunday the location is at first in the same place as Saturday. This will be the case from 12:00 - 16:00.
After this the auditions will be held in Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1) from 19:00 - 21:00
Do forgive my transgression, and farewell!
The mailing list is beginning to swell a little with the influx of emails of those who are most fresh. So here will I detail the information for the first days and weeks of our first term, and by doing so will create a whirlwind of dramatic and flamboyant excitement, worthy of all the events that are sprouting around like choice beans in a vegetable patch.
Follow me on a magical journey through this wonderful email of activity.
Salutations Eager Theatrics,
A few key pieces of somewhat immediate information, that should be brought to your attention before the big and proper email tomorrow.
It follows thus -
The glory of the Drama Society will remain true and shining, as much has happened in the past two days that is worth a hefty email of excellent opportunity, decisions and reminders.
The first committee meeting did occur just this previous Tuesday evening, and enthusiasm and goodness gushed forth like a big, theatrical burst pipe, to the point that poor sweet Jack's fingers did ache with all the minutes he took.
Let me dazzle you further with actual content now -
Greetings, Sweet Fellows!
The beginning of the first term is almost within touching distance, and I, for one, can tell you all that I am most excited about the coming of the Freshies and the abundant and pleasant events which seem to be looming attractively. Without further exciting gibberish, here is the info -
This is a last minute reminder to all who are considering bidding for the plays which are most fresh.
The deadline to give in your applications is at midnight on 9th September. That leaves you a day and a half left to submit - not so little time that you have to panic, but just enough to force an anxious chill down your spine!
Do not sit and chillax to the point that such a glorious opportunity passes you by, 'twould break my wee heart.
Until the next brief reminder,
I hope the light of the now fading summer sun is bronzing your skin and gladdening your hearts, and, to add to the joy of early September, I have some brief snippets of information for you.
A brief reminder that our Edinburgh shows are in full swing and stirring up a typhoon of wonder and joy, with splendid reviews for the Jabberwocky (link below).
Do come along and watch, if you have the means and time at your disposal - the descriptions for both productions are below.
UCL Runaground Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCLURunaground
Lovely Drama people, hope you're all having a wonderful summer! I'm sure you've been missing your regular thespy update so read on to find out more about our three shows over summer and if you want to bid to direct next term!
Firstly though, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank last year's committee for all their hard work over the past academic year, which has been hugely successful and great fun. Thanks in particular to our outgoing president Grace!
On that note, welcome to our new committee! Here's to another great year for Drama Soc. In future you'll be receiving emails from the wonderful eccentric that is Jack Tivey but your stuck with me for now; I'm Matt your new President. I'm really excited about the year ahead and hope that the society gives you a great experience - please don't hesitate to get in touch with me with any ideas you have or just if you want to say nice things to me :)
Still around London? Missing the Drama Society? Feel the need to fill a theatre-shaped void in your life?
If the answer to any of those questions is YES.... (and even if NOT), come and support the Drama Society at our amazing Term 3 Shows! We're offering Shakespeare, New Writing, Contemporary Drama and a LEAVERS SHOW (your chance to say goodbye to the leaving drama kids). Here's the calendar of amazing stuff we have to offer:
THE GRONHOLM METHOD (Black Box show) in the CSC Conference Room, 3rd-4th June: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442523309385694/
CHANGE OVER (new play by Sophia Chetin-Leuner) in Mully's, 6th June: https://www.facebook.com/events/893530030704191/
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Quad Play) in the Quad, 9th-10th June: https://www.facebook.com/events/820231974750861/
ON THE ROAD (Leaver's Show) in the CSC Conference Room, 11th June: https://www.facebook.com/events/890252601016688/
Any/All of these plays are the perfect way to celebrate the end of exams!! They're all set to be BRILLIANT pieces of drama, as well as great social occasions (you can take alcohol to Much Ado and Change Over is in a bar!).