The 2017 DramSoc season has just drawn to a close after a fantastic final performance of ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ on Monday.
Closing night saw the addition of two rows of seats as we accommodated for everyone who was yet to see the performance despite hosting a full house in the Dining Hall for each of the previous three nights of shows.
The cast – having rehearsed for the last three months led by the hilarious character of Nick Jackman (fr 2015) – showcased a stellar performance with impeccable and diverse talent, which had the crowd in hysterics.
The crew stepped in a little later on in the process ensuring that everything backstage was under wraps. Together with their individual roles, they completed everything from sourcing props and costumes to organising budgets and designing the set, promotional material and lighting and sound as well as providing finishing touches for makeup and stage preparation on the nights of performance.
DramSoc and this year in particular has been the perfect example of the diversity we boast at St Andrew’s – among the cast and crew of our drama performance we see rugby boys, engineers, dancers, rowers and everything in between come together as performers and organisers to see the show happen. I think it’s safe to say that the 2017 DramSoc campaign has been hugely successful and great fun and I already look forward to next year!
The lead up to opening night saw a very successful fundraiser, which was in the form of an interactive rehearsal where the cast treated the College to an insight of what was to come in the performance. I’d like to thank all the parents that came along to support us through the purchase of raffle tickets!
As we farewell Nick, Billy, Benny and James who each celebrated their third and final year of DramSoc in 2017, I look forward to experiencing the upcoming talent that will fill their shoes. The energy and fun they have brought to the play over the years has been hugely valued and we wish them the best of luck for their future endeavours.
- Ruby Riethmuller, 2017 DramSoc Producer