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The Student Workshop makes its community debut at Play! festival

Posted on 25/05/2012
Scratch Night

After a lengthy history entertaining staff and students with six productions a year on campus at Royal Holloway, University of London, The Student Workshop is to taking its talent to the wider community.

The student-led society will be performing two slots during the unique Play! Festival at The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture in Windsor on Monday June 4.

Play! is a special one-day festival that will see talented students from Royal Holloway and professional performers unveil a series of drama, music and film productions. 

The Student Workshop will be hosting There Is A War – a miniature epic written by Tom Basden and directed by Oli Gordon, which explores the mad savagery of war with biting black comedy. The production promises to take the audience into the dark heart of a strange and surreal conflict.

Further talent will be showcased during The Student Workshop Scratch Night, which offers a selection of short performances of new writing from its members.

Adam Penny, President of The Student Workshop, said: “We are delighted to be able to delve further into professional theatre and to be able to perform a seventh production of the year. It allows drama students and members of the society to direct, stage manage, produce, or perform in a production that will be staged at a professional venue: both exciting and beneficial to their future endeavours.”

He added: “It also gives us the chance to get The Student Workshop name recognised in the local community which we hope, in the future, may drive them to come and visit us when we stage productions on campus - and soon, in the drama department’s very exciting new Studio Theatre. 

Play! in its entirety is looking to be a fantastic event and The Student Workshop is privileged to be taking part. We strongly encourage you to bag a ticket before they run out!” 

Play! will be held at The Firestation, the Old Court, St. Leonards Road, in Windsor, on Monday 4 June from 2pm until midnight. FREE entry. To register and guarantee entry, visit the online booking website


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