MA Theatre Festival 2019

The School of Arts launched its MA Theatre Festival last night, comprising two weeks of performances from students on our MA programmes in the Department of Drama and Theatre.

The festival kicked off with On Our Way by Scorched Ensemble, a group undertaking the MA in Physical Acting programme, which explored the life changing journey of becoming a refugee. A gallery of images from the performance is available here.

On Monday 25 March, there will be a rehearsed reading of an original play, Sexcapades, written by MA Theatre Making student Matthew Hessey. The play story about love and sex, and all the joy, despair, affirmation, rejection and hilarity each provides. To book, please see the Eventbrite page.

On Wednesday 27 March, MA in Theatre Making student group Scapegoat Theatre will be presenting Unload in the Forrest Studio. To book, please see the Eventbrite page.

On Thursday 28 March, there be a solo theatre performance, Reflection, by a MA Theatre Making student to convey the world of self-conflict using the mirror, projection and dance movements. The performance will be held in Jarman Studio 2. To book, please see the Eventbrite page.

On Friday 29 March, MA in Theatre Making group Scene 99 will present Unrest in Jarman Studio 1. The performance provides an opportunity to be a fly on the wall in a room of pure unrest, the bedroom. To book, please see the Eventbrite page.

Finally, the festival concludes on Monday 1 April with an adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story The Yellow Wallpaper by students on the MA in Theatre Making, held in the Aphra Theatre. Please note this is a schedule change to the previously advertised performance on 21 March. To book, please see the Eventbrite page here:

All events are free to attend. There is an age restriction of 18 and over for Sexcapades and Unload.