We might be over half way through May, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down! It’s already been a busy month for us and we have lots more coming up to keep us busy until Summer.
It’s long been a tradition of the Keele Drama Society to put on a Summer Shakespeare performance, and this year is no different. Macbeth is directed by our own Hannah Evans and James Mason, and is a dark and brooding modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. KDS’ Macbeth takes Shakespeare’s original script and puts it with a sinister representation of modern politics to produce a truly gripping piece of drama. Starring Ahmed El Kady as Macbeth, and featuring a range of talented actors and actresses, Macbeth is the show this Summer that you can’t afford to miss. You can watch it at the Keele Clockhouse Courtyard on Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th of May at 6pm and on Sunday the 28th May at 2pm.
A Night to Remember
You may be thinking to yourself, “But Conor, why is Macbeth being performed earlier on the Sunday the 28th?” Well allow me to explain. On the 28th, at 6pm, KDS is having its annual Oscars event! There’ll be fun, food, and prizes, and this year, it’s bigger than ever! A Night to Remember is our Oscars event which doubles as an alumni event. It promises to be a huge celebration of KDS past, present, and future, allowing our alumni to see what we’re getting up to now-a-days, whilst meaning our current members can look into the history of the society and see how KDS once was. It promises to be an absolutely smashing time! If you’re a KDS member you can vote for who you want to win awards here until Friday.
Keele SU Societies Ball & Awards
A few weeks ago Keele SU held its annual Societies Ball which features awards for the societies that have been putting in so much work all year round. At the ball, KDS won not only Best Event of the Year (Fundraising) for our brilliant Play in a Day this year, but we were also awarded Best Society of the Year! This is a massive achievement, and congratulations are in order for everyone who’s been involved with the society this year. Speaking of awards, we’ve also been shortlisted for Best Arts and Performance Society in the country at the National Societies Awards in Nottingham this Saturday. This has been an outstanding year for us, and the best is yet to come.