RAW Festival; The Theatre Arts Society’s answer to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! For three days, we have some fantastic performances on offer, with two nights of homegrown theatre pieces and one night of variety acts from both TAS and various other societies. If you’re a lover of theatre, then this isn’t one to miss!
Running schedule: (Updated 26.5.15)
27th May (Theatre night 1)
Tancrede and Jack: Set at a university, a student receives a package from his father whom he has not seen for fifteen years. Without knowing who his Dad ever really was, he has to make the choice, with the help of his best friend, whether to open this and discover the contents.
Poetry by Anna Mae
Gender Piece by Fran
A One Act Play by Leonardo Olivetti: What is love, if not this? is an one act absurdist play which reflects on issues of status and freedom in loving relationships. It does so by depicting a number of fast-paced images, meant to discuss whether giving freedom to a partner is a confirmation or a refusal of love
28th May (Theatre night 2)
Floodgate: by Ryan Cogman – “Floodgate is the play I’ve written that tackles backroom politics by kicking in the door with farce and blunt humour that highlights the current political climate”
A new play by Lloyd Shankley: “A child’s struggle to form an understanding of the intrinsic rationale that is life. A magical world, free from from the shackles of an ideological society. Is it an illusion, or just a tragic dream?”
Dog by Jacko and Cathy
29th May (Variety/Music night)
IPP by Dani Kolanis
Music by Luke
Freya & Co Musical Theatre: “MTAS” are members of the Theatre Arts Society at the University of Essex, and will be performing a musical theatre showcase, displaying their talent for music and dance. The numbers are from a range of musicals, such as Chicago, Rock of Ages and Avenue Q. The piece involves group numbers, duets and solos and is directed by Freya Martyniak and Guy Conroy-Smith, and choreographed by Megan Sharman