News

26th September

Hello and welcome back! The Drama Society is now in full swing and we have lots of exciting things coming up. The first HIVE of the year is this Sunday 30th September at Fallowfield Revs. It is an opportunity for students to share any new writing in front of a friendly audience. If you have anything you would like to perform, send it to writing.umds@gmail.com.

Monday 1st October is the application deadline for Autumn Season submissions. If you would like to put on a play you have written or a published play, then fill out this proposal form https://docs.google.com/document/d/16-zD7CXAc8v1mo3mF9R4WB1nZmuVA8IBrPv-xC31aS8/edit. This form includes applications for the Freshers Play; every year, there is a play in the Autumn Season whose the cast and creative team consists exclusively of first years.

If you would like to direct a play but you don’t know what, or if you want to be on the creative team as an assistant director, producer, or designer, then fill out the application form for The Pool by 1st October https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nl1DeEu3ApMpMvPnSXvdoOAZueaB02iM_8rE99TcQ2s/edit.

Auditions for the plays chosen to be part of the Autumn Season will then be 10th – 12th October.

4th July 2018

Once again, the Drama Society is heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe, but this time under the new name of HiveMCR.

Max Scott’s new play Duck Gutters will make its debut at TheSpace after a preview at The King’s Arms in Salford. It is twisted satire swirling around the greed and vanity that haunts the high-class art world.

Joining them, Pomona will be reprised after receiving great reception in the 2017 Autumn Season as the Freshers Play. When Ollie’s sister goes missing, we are plunged into a dark underworld that reveals pain much greater than the loss of a relative. It is written by Manchester alumnus Alistair McDowall and directed by Kwame Owusu and Tom Thacker.

Both productions are not to be missed – you can catch them at theSpace Triplex Studio between 20-25 August. You can buy tickets by searching for the shows on the EdFringe website at https://tickets.edfringe.com/