Student Production

THE DUE DILLIGENCE SCOUTS

Thu 9th Jun - Thu 9th Jun

Enter a world not so different from our own, and meet newest budding recruits of the Due Dilligence Scouts. They want to hold onto their joy and dreams, but society needs them to grow up. This mixed media performance includes projection, sound, poetry, surrealist script making techniques and choreography to explore how children navigate the strip societal progression into adulthood, and what happens to our imaginative freedom. Start Time: 6.30pm Running Time: 70mins (no interval) Tickets: £5 All Tickets Age: 12+ due to complex themes that younger audiences may find challenging

WEBBED

Tue 7th Jun - Tue 7th Jun

Think about it – how do you use technology? Webbed is a piece of contemporary theatre exploring our relationship with technology in everyday life, through comedy sketches, spoken word and physical movement. Besides, we’re all in the same web, might as well join in. Produced & performed by Moral Panic Theatre Company Start Time: 6.30pm Running Time: 70mins approx (no interval) Tickets: £5 All Tickets Age: 16+ (mild language used throughout)

CARRIE: THE MUSICAL

Sat 11th Jun - Sat 11th Jun

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show’s original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).   Content warning/trigger warnings: Swearing, depictions of violence and death, mention of rape, pyrotechnics, loud bangs, flashing lights. This amateur production of CARRIE THE MUSICAL is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk CARRIE the musical Music by Michael Gore Lyrics by Dean Pitchford Book by Lawrence D. Cohen Based on the novel by

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THE INESCAPABLE HOURGLASS

Wed 1st Jun - Wed 1st Jun

Is Time real? Whether or not we believe that Time is an artificial construct, we are all affected by it and are constantly aware of its inexorable passing. Who has never experienced a strong desire to exercise control over Time: to slow it down, speed it up, or indeed freeze it altogether?  UoL Level 1 Drama & Theatre and Drama & English students invite you to spend 45 minutes of your time with them as they present their ensemble performance The Inescapable Hourglass, a devised piece which explores and reflects on the concept of Time.  Start Time: 7pm Running Time: 60 mins approx. (no interval) Tickets: FREE

PLATFORM 7

Mon 30th May - Mon 30th May

We all spend a lot of time on trains, and the stations, Platforms and stops we visit along the way can often seem insignificant. But what stories can be found amongst those waiting for their next connection? Join The Level 2 Drama & Theatre, Dance and Music students as Platform 7 explores the hidden language of this familiar and liminal space. Start Time: 7:30pm Running Time: 60 mins approx. (no interval) Tickets: £5 All Tickets Age: 13+

THE BACKROOMS

Tue 31st May - Tue 31st May

Inspired by the eponymous internet ‘creepypasta’, The Backrooms is a carefully choreographed, intertexual performance, set in a mysterious liminal space; an alternate to the everyday, accessible only through the cracks in reality. Labyrinthine walls shift to become ephemeral windows, two-way mirrors and unreachable exits. Bodies mutate. Language gets lost in translation. Devised by a 20-strong ensemble cast of 1st-year theatre makers, this piece interrogates anxiety and identity, (sur)reality, temporality and a longing for escape. Start Time: 7pm Running Time: 60 mins approx. (no interval) Tickets: FREE