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Success at National Student Drama Festival 2014

Congratulations to the University’s Drama Society who has again collected a number of prestigious awards at the National Student Drama Festival, held in Scarborough from 12-18 April.

Warwick University Drama Society (WUDS) is an award winning society devoted to producing excellence in student theatre. They collected an impressive total of seven awards.

Warwick winners...

  • Sunday Times Playwriting Award: Lucyna Raczka
  • Buzz Goodbody Student Director Award: Ali Pidsley
  • Sunday Times Harold Hobson Student Drama Critic: Billy Barrett
  • Spotlight Most Promising Actress: Katherine Thorogood
  • Spotlight Most Promising Actor: Angus Imrie

Judges’ Awards

  • Creative Risk: Barrel Organ Theatre
  • Ensemble: Road

The Sunday Times described the Warwick University Drama Society’s revival of Road:

Road, Jim Cartwright’s 1986 portrait of urban deprivation, feels as though it was written for today. In this masterpiece of social surrealism, the inhabitants of a northern town display their lives of noisy desperation. The audience stumbles from house to house, meeting those lost to a tragic hedonism, and those who have given up altogether. Skilfully morphing through multiple roles, the cast of nine won a Judges’ award for superb ensemble acting.

The National Student Drama Festival takes the measure of a rising generation of actors, writers, directors, designers, technicians, administrators — even theatre critics. For a full list of winners read the Times Online feature on the National Student Drama Festival.


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Images courtesy of Peter Marsh, Ashmore Visuals