One Acts

KDS: Retribution

Silly titles aside, we’re back. Not that we went anywhere, though it appears that the blog needs a little updating. Where to begin?

In November we saw our first play of the year, A Clockwork Orange (directed by Rory Smart and Libby Jones), performed in K2. It was a roaring success, with each night seeing a near overload in seating capacity. The cast were compelling and the production perfect, with Lawrence Camm shining as the lead, Alex, and Olivia Davies and James Mason (to name a few) equating to Lawrence in stage presence with their supporting roles.

Next came our Annual One Acts Festival, which saw 6 short student written plays being performed for charity. £705 was raised overall for the Anthony Nolan Trust, and as a result I think that an enormous well done is in order for everybody involved and everybody who donated. The plays were as follows:

  • Daydreaming. Written by Polly Harrison. Directed by Polly Harrison and Chris King.
  • Helia. Written by Varindar Singh. Directed by Varindar Singh and Rory Smart.
  • Body Disposals for Dummies. Written by Ryan Hutton. Directed by Ryan Hutton and Conor Richardson.
  • YOU. Written by James Watson. Directed by Callum Ilkiw and Julius Strak.
  • 11 Years Later. Written by Ryan Hutton and Annabel Pilecka. Directed by Ryan Hutton and Annabel Pilecka.
  • Words and Reactions (WaR). Written by James Ryley, Chris Price and Richard Libitini. Directed by James Ryley, Ryan Hutton and Joe Tanner.

We had comedy, drama and music, as well as a fantastic spoken word performance from Ahmed El Kady which brought a tear to the eyes of many.

So, 2 productions later and we’re here, still going. This Semester will see a new intake a members, our 2nd Play of the Year, Jock-on-the-Go (our musical collaboration with the Arnold Bennett Society), our annual Shakespeare production, the production being taken to the Fringe (Hannah Hobson’s Rich Hyde, Homicide), A Night to Remember/OscarsPlay in a Day, and many, many more events. Watch this space and stay tuned for details!

Ryan Hutton
KDS Secretary