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Students take over the Bloomsbury Theatre

14 November 2007


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  • It's the annual student season at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, and UCL students are putting on an array of spectacular performances this November.

    On Tuesday 13 November, the UCL Union Jazz Society, in association with UCL Union Stage Crew Society, presented 'Unprotected Sax', ranging in style from Funk, Latin, Blues to Swing, with a generous helping of vocals thrown into the pot.

    It's the medical students turn on Thursday 15, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November for the Annual Medical Students' Revue, an adult comedy 'Sound of Music' adaptation entitled 'How do you solve a problem like gonorrhoea?'

    Things take a more thespian turn for the UCL Drama Society's play 'Our Country's Good' on Thursday 22, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November. Set on an Australian penal colony in 1789, where the convicts are given hope with the opportunity of participating in a play. 'Our Country's Good' is a powerful play that, amongst many other themes, examines the redemptive power of theatre. With beautiful technical effects and rich, poignant language, this production will get you laughing, crying and thinking.

    Finally, the UCL Union Musical Theatre Society presents 'Jesus Christ Superstar' on Thursday 29, Friday 30 and Saturday 1 December 2007 at 7.30pm. With a cast of more than 60 UCL students, this promises to be a memorable show.

    James Hodgson, (UCL Geography 2), UCLU Drama Society Producer and Secretary, said:  "We are very fortunate to have access to the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre. It's run by a full-time team of professionals and seats well over 500 people. For student societies to have access to such a facility is really incredible and it is fantastic experience as students are responsible for all aspects of the show including managing the budget, designing and building the sets and also casting and rehearsals."

    To find out more, use the links at the top of this article.

    Image: The UCL Bloomsbury Theatre