News and Announcements

Bloomsbury Term 2 Auditions - a message from our Volunteering Co-ordinator, Emily

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Thursday, 9th October 2014 @ 6:45pm

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that I will be directing this year's Classics Play - Eurpides' "Bacchae" - at the Bloomsbury Theatre next term (February, 10-12th).

Since Drama Soc will not have a Bloomsbury show on that term, it would be great to see many of you auditioning.

Come along on the 13th, 14th, 15th October 2014 to our auditions! (18:00 - 21:00)

Where: Room 106, Gordon House - Department of Greek and Latin (Gordon Street)

If you want to find out more about the play and our production have a look at our Facebook page ( or email me on:

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Emily x

NB: If anyone has already been cast in Henry or Betrayal feel free to audition here too as rehearsals for Bacchae will begin after both shows have ended! (if you cannot make any of the auditions slots contact me and I will arrange something else for you!)

Info-Overload: External BIDS, Workshops, Freshers' Showcase and much more....

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 @ 7:14pm

As well as reading all the lovely information below about upcoming bids, productions and workshops, make sure you come to the social TONIGHT from 7PM, Phineas Bar.

If there's any information you're missing, you can probably find it on our lovely new website: ;

ALSO don't forget to join the facebook group -

Freshers Plays - TONIGHT !

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Sunday, 5th October 2014 @ 1:45pm

Come along and support our Freshers Plays tonight - 7.30PM in the Japenese Roof Garden Marquee (on the square garden behind the South Cloisters). Tickets are only £3!

The Freshers Plays are:

Line by Israel Horovitz (directed by Pavlos Christodoulou):

Line explores life through the metaphor of 5 people waiting in Line, all fighting to be first.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang (directed by Vincenzo Monachello):

Beyond Therapy is a farcical comedy which centres around Bruce and Prudence, two unstable personalities desperately seeking romance. They rely on their psychiatric therapy to guide them through their love lives, but when their therapists are more unhinged than they are, it only results in further disaster and dismay!

Two by Jim Cartwright (directed by Eddie-Joe Robinson):

Two is a naturalistic tragicomedy that explores the relationships between couples in a pub. Through a series of two-handed scenes we are given a fleeting insight into the lives of the pub’s ‘regulars’ all in the space of one night.

AUDITIONS THIS WEEK ....and other news.... Please read all the lovely information I've lovingly typed out for you

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Thursday, 2nd October 2014 @ 5:14pm

This week is packed full of stuff - make sure you find out about it all by reading the details below!

Also, If you haven't already, join the facebook group ( for regular updates and reminders of all our events, as well as for great social interaction with other great Drama people


E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Monday, 29th September 2014 @ 1:21pm

Attention all Freshers/new members of the Drama Society!

Today is your LAST CHANCE to audition for the Freshers' plays - plays put together in a week (performed next Sunday) and exclusively acted by new members.

If you want to audition, come along to the Lewis Dance Studio (101) from 2-3pm or the Kathleen Kenyon room (also in the Lewis building) 3-4pm.

See you there!

The Big Introductory E-mail - Welcome Meeting / Welcome Fair / First Social / Freshers Plays Auditions / Term 1 Bloomsbury Auditions / New Writing Meeting

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Thursday, 25th September 2014 @ 4:35pm

Welcome back (officially) to UCLU Drama Society 2014/15 !

We've got lots of stuff getting off the ground really soon so apologies for all the information, but make sure you read through the notices, and come along to the Welcome Meeting to find out about all the new things we're doing this year!

Bidding deadline reminder!

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 @ 8:25pm

Just a reminder that the deadline for Freshers' Showcase and Term 1 UCL bids is the 8th September!

All details can be found on the facebook group - which you should also join!!/groups/729821840417065?view=pinned&ref=bookmark


Freshers' Plays - Deadline 22nd August

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Monday, 18th August 2014 @ 7:31pm

Just a reminder that anyone wanting to submit a bid for the 2014 Freshers' Plays should e-mail their completed bid (as a PDF file) to by this Friday (22nd August).

Remember when picking a play that it must be relatively short (maximum 1 hour) and provide lots of oppurtunity to incoming society members. If you want help or advice with your bid don't hesitate to e-mail!

Freshers' Plays - Bidding Now Open!

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Monday, 4th August 2014 @ 11:58pm

The new year of Drama has officially started! The new committee has now begun (this e-mail comes to you from your humble new Secretary, Josie) and as our first order of business we're looking for bids for our 2014 Freshers' Plays.

Freshers' Plays are plays performed by the new intake of UCL students in September (or anyone who has never done anything with Drama soc before).

The plays will be peformed on the 5th of October, with both rehearsals and auditions taking place the week prior. Anyone bidding for a play should make sure they are available that week, as it is a very short turnaround.

When choosing a play to bid for, consider the length (no more than one hour, ideally 40 mins - feel free to adapt or shorten a longer piece), and the number/type of characters available - we want to provide as much oppurtunity to showcase the new talent as possible. Don't pick anything set/costume/prop heavy as budgets are minimal.

Attatched is a bidding form to be used as guidance when proposing your play. Please submit all bids as a PDF to by latest 22nd August.

If you have any questions, get in contact before the deadline for advice. We look forward to reading your bids!


Edinburgh parts available

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, 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 or 07879920935 if interested.


E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, 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 Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, 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.

LSDF and FIlm soc auditions reminder

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Monday, 16th June 2014 @ 11:56am

LSDF auditions and Film soc Auditions

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Thursday, 12th June 2014 @ 7:41pm

LSDF Auditions!

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Tuesday, 10th June 2014 @ 1:45pm

UCLU Drama Society will be presenting an original piece of writing called "The End of The World" at the annual London Student Drama Festival in Theatro Technis London.

Come on and audition for what is expected to be an apocalyptic and exciting new play.

Tomorrow (Wednesday 11th June) from 12:00 to 15:00 at the CSC Common Room (Bloomsbury Building, 2nd floor)

LSDF Bid Reminder

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Thursday, 5th June 2014 @ 3:31pm

The deadline for the bids is tonight (June 5th) at midnight! Remember we are looking for a hour long play, new writing or not, and a 40 minute new writing piece, these will be our last productions in london this year so if you are interested please send in a bid!

LSDF update and Culture Club Reminder

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Monday, 2nd June 2014 @ 10:45am

Culture club and opportunity for you all!

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Tuesday, 27th May 2014 @ 11:19am

A quick reminder that the deadline for LSDF new writing is on june 5th, we have recieved some great contributions so far and I encourage anyone else that is interested to submit their writing!

LSDF New Writing

E-mail sent by Khadeejah binti Abdul Halim, Tuesday, 20th May 2014 @ 8:10pm

To remind everyone, we have our very exciting London Student Drama Festival for which we require a piece of new writing. The piece should be about 40 minutes in length and will be performed at Theatro Technis on the 21st of June. We would like submissions for this piece by the 5th June, though the sooner the better as it will provide more rehearsal time. For further details please contact us, and especially if you have an idea which you wish to workshop, we will do our best to give you a space and actors to help you in this way. At the bidding stage you do not require a director or producer as we will accept it as a piece of writing only, but if you have people in mind feel free to put this in your email. Scripts should be sent to the drama society email as well as a short synopsis of the play.

Happy writing and let us know if there is anything we can do to support your creative efforts!  

UCL Drama Society

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