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Thestival, Hallam University: rehearsals for Mulan
Thestival, Hallam University: rehearsals for Mulan
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Sheffield Hallam University drama society are performing new scripts in this three-day theatre festival.

After the success of 2013’s Playwright Festival, which involved audience members standing and sitting on the floor to watch two original one-act plays, SHU Drama is again highlighting the talent of performers and new writers.

Three one-act plays will be performed, as well as comedy short 10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse by Don Zolidis. Audiences will also hear monologues and showcases of musicals, comedy sketches and dramatic scenes.

Event producer Michael Hudson said: “Thestival is a fantastic opportunity to prove the range of talents from our members. The three-day event has real highs and lows in terms of emotion and will have audiences laughing at Blackadder one moment to then holding back tears hearing a monologue from a worried housewife.”

In true festival style, audience members can by a £3 ticket for one performance or a £7 wristband for the entire festival. Thestival opens tonight at 7pm with the first piece at 7.30pm. Friday and Saturday evening shows also begin at 7.30pm. Saturday’s matinee starts at 2.30pm.

Tickets: on the door or go to Shu Drama