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.
- 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
- 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.