Confusions

DramSoc’s autumn term studio play is ‘Confusions’ (five interlinked short plays) by Alan Ackbourn. Come and join us on stage for a comedic insight into what happens when communications break down. The Show will be in the UCH, but please let us know if you require disabled access. Doors will open at 7:00pm and the show will commence at 7:30pm, there will be a short interval during this production.

And Then There Were None

Based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel, ‘And Then There Were None’ tells the story of ten strangers invited to an island for various reasons by a mysterious host. One by one, they start dying in accordance with a nursery rhyme. Their host seems to have plans for them all… Join DramSoc for this autumn’s main show – And Then There Were None. Directed by Ansh Bhatnagar and Olivia Revans. Produced by India Marsden and Mary Davis. Doors open at 7pm, show starts promptly at 7:30pm. Tickets: Wednesday 7pm: https://www.imperialcollegeunion.org/shop/club-society-project-products/dramsoc-products/24814/and-then-there-were-none-wednesday-night-tickets Thursday 7pm: https://www.imperialcollegeunion.org/shop/club-society-project-products/dramsoc-products/24815/and-then-there-were-none-thursday-tickets Friday 7pm: https://www.imperialcollegeunion.org/shop/club-society-project-products/dramsoc-products/24816/and-then-there-were-none-friday-night-tickets Saturday 7pm: https://www.imperialcollegeunion.org/shop/club-society-project-products/dramsoc-products/24817/and-then-there-were-none-saturday-night-tickets

No Exit

Ever heard of Jean-Paul Sartre, the french existentialist? Come see No Exit, an existential play about three dead people who upon arriving in hell find out their punishment is to be locked in a room together for eternity. Directed by Andi Koh and Ansh Bhatnagar with an amazing cast, starring Nan Fletcher-Lloyd, Liliane Laborde-Edozien, Rohan Mitta and Euan Bell. Come find out why “Hell is other people”. No Exit is DramSoc’s Autumn Term Studio Play for 2017, and will be performed on 4th and 5th of November in Metric, doors at 7pm, curtain-up at 7:30pm. Tickets: www.dramsoc.org/tickets

Maskerade

DramSoc’s presents… MASKERADE! Written by Terry Pratchett, Adapted by Stephen Briggs and Directed by Daisy Rogers-Simmonds. Maskerade is one in the series of Discworld novels by Sir Terry Pratchett, adapted for stage by Stephen Briggs. A comedy/fantasy, this weird and wonderful play incorporates grisly murder, sharp wit, satire and all the magic of the theatre, whilst consistently poking fun at all of it’s characters, the audience, Andrew-Lloyd Webber musicals and the world in general. If you like tongue-in-cheek humour, this is the play for you! Maskerade is DramSoc’s main play for Autumn Term 2017, and will be performed in the Union Concert […]

Beowulf

DramSoc presents Beowulf, our main Autumn show! An ancient tale of dramatic fights, heroic endeavour, and an epic narrative to rival the best of plays – Beowulf  is the original piece of English literature. This term, we’ll be turning the clock back 1500 years, and the Union Concert Hall into Heorot, the grandest mead hall in history. Grab a horn of mead and join us inside as the tale unfolds… Adapted from Michael Alexander’s verse translation of the Old English by Daniel Clay, and directed by Oscar Gill, this will be a unique piece of immersive theatre. Beowulf runs 7th-10th December 2016.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eve view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will be performed from 20th – 22nd June 2016 […]

Birdland Dress Rehearsal

“Birdland” Opening Night

Entering into the second term of the last year of my Joint Maths and Computing Degree, I thought to myself, “How can I distract myself from my work in a ridiculous way I haven’t tried yet?”. Having already become captain of the most obscure sport on the planet (underwater hockey – don’t ask), and literally played God in a DramSoc play last year, I decided it was time to actually become God. Sadly, gaining omniscience is fairly difficult, so I settled on directing. Sadly, nobody liked the play I wanted to do, so I settled on assistant directing someone else’s. […]

Cast Adrift

Did somebody say “cast list”? (They did, it was me. I said cast list.) It’s been long enough since we put our cast together for Birdland that we felt it was probably about time we actually told you all who’s in the cast (and, for that matter, the band)… So! Without further ado: Cast Paul – Matthew Wright Johnny – Oscar Denihan Jenny – Anisha Kadri Annalisa – Lizzie Riach Marnie/Nicola – Daisy Rogers-Simmonds David/Alistair – Oscar Gill Madeline – Sarah Towers Luc – Prashant Mahendran Claudie – Claudio Chesi Lucy – Sophie Stromback Sophie – Harriet Powell Louis – Paul Cosma Marc – Willy Bonneuil Evans – Rahul […]

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A Proposition You Can’t Refuse

Christmas is over and that can only mean one thing: back to the grind of production! Casting is still ongoing, so until that announcement we thought it might be nice to give you all a view behind the scenes of DramSoc (of sorts), and stick up our proposal for Birdland that went before the committee at this term’s play proposals a few weeks ago. We really pushed Birdland on the grounds of training up the newer members of the society into taking lead roles on productions (this is Elena’s first time producing, believe it or not, as a fairly major example), so as part of […]

Birdland Begins

It’s almost Christmas, but DramSoc isn’t finished for the year just yet. Production for our main show next term (Birdland, if you hadn’t heard) is already underway, from casting and designing all the way to early publicity. The Facebook page is already live, with the promise of plenty of snapshots (some candid, some not, some vaguely in-between) of the entire production run, all the way through to closing night. Hit that cleverly embedded hyperlink if you like (or search for it, if you’re less into typing and more into clicking). Auditions are coming to a close, which means there’ll be […]