Dramafestival 2016

Two days of showcasing new writing from members of Newcastle University Theatre Society and Durham Student Theatre! Come along to be entertained, amazed and enthralled by a huge selection of new theatre

Day 1

Dot by Hannah Jayne Leek
Inspired by a true story, Dorothy searches for her long lost brother, looking to give him the family life she never had.

Small Hours by Anna Jeary, presented by Durham Student Theatre
Two friends are chatting late into the night, as they often do, stuck in the endless cycle of determining whether they actually want a cup of tea. The girls know each other inside out, but as the hours tick by it becomes clear that something is amiss. ‘Small Hours’ explores relationships, memory, and how we use others to construct our identities.

Welcome to Camp Camp by Josh Turner
On a retreat which claims to cure the sufferers of heterosexuality, sexual re-orientation coaches guide the audience through a series of rather unorthodox treatments.

Day 2

Good Taste by Aidan Clancy & Joe Hodgson
On a series of blind dates Rose is met with some rather odd characters, from street magicians to cannibals it’s safe to say she sure knows how to pick em.

Jigsaw by Lucy Sheratt
In sessions with a psychotherapist, 4 patients reveal their everyday struggles with mental illness.

The Way the World Works by Tom Merson & Victoria Kaye
It’s a world where Heaven, Hell and Earth are all departments of a large office block, but after receiving a bad appraisal some special measures need to be put in place.

*******2016 Edinburgh Fringe preview of Spoon-Feeders by Patrick Watson.
Voice actors who record anonymous interviews for the news are on to a big story, but how far has the truth been twisted before the story hits the air?