BL Drama Society is perfect for anyone who feels drawn to act, sing, write, direct, design or make a fool of yourself on stage with your friends. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming society, whether you want to be in the spotlight, behind the scenes or just hang out.
We put on a number of different shows throughout the year as well as workshops, sketch comedy shows and lots more. There are so many ways that you can get involved with us - whether it’s onstage, offstage or even behind the bar we welcome anyone from seasoned pro to complete newbie.
We perform and rehearse at Laird Hall (you can find it right next to Floyer House)
These wonderful people are our resident sketch comedy group. They put on a number of shows throughout the year, starting with their Barts show in December. They also compete in UH revue, a London-wide competition to decide which medical school is the funniest, and in 2018 their stellar dance routines and side-splitting wit proved that they were just that. They recruit via Open Meetings which occur throughout the year so be sure to follow their Facebook Page to make sure you don’t miss out on those! If you want to have a look at what they’re all about, check out their YouTube channel and see what they’ve been up to.
BL Drama has been awarded “Best Society of the Year” three times in the last 5 years! This award is nominated by the Barts community and voted for by the BL Board so thank you to all our members and fans!! We were also honoured to be nominated by the university for a National Society’s Award last year.
Our amazing Zebraphiles (our resident comedy sketch group) also compete in the UH revue where sketch groups from all the London medical schools come together for a comedy battle royale. And in 2017/18 they only went and won it!
We are currently working on organizing a Scratch Showcase for our members!
In April we are hoping to put on a show in Laird Hall for an audience again.
We put on five plays a year normally, but due to Coronavirus we have adjusted our plan for the year:
Scratch Showcase - Mid-December (members only viewing party)
Show - 28th-30th of April
How do I get involved?
We are always thrilled to welcome new members so we’d love to get you involved! Come and meet us at Fresher’s Fair or follow our Facebook pages to keep up to date with auditions, workshops, calls for backstage and front of house and other events.
Members page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BartsDrama/
Outside of rehearsals and shows we love spending far too much time together! Our social secs, Becky and Eddie, will be organising plenty of events throughout the year, starting with the traditional Brick Lane curry and ending with our spectacular tour (at a secret location…).
Even if your role within the society is dedicated audience member you’re more than welcome at our socials, you’ll have a great time at all of them!
This year we have changed the way that we do our subs so to avoid confusion we thought we'd make a little guide to explain!
Anyone who wants to become a member of our society is required to pay our baseline subs. If you have been a member of drama before this is the 'Senior Baseline Subs' option and is £15. For those new to drama you will pay the 'Fresher Baseline Subs' which is £5. To cover the costs of running our shows there is also an additional charge of £5 for each show you are in, which are shown separately in the payment options list
President –Muriël Jager
Vice President (Stage) – Anna Larkin
Vice President (Backstage) – Angela Fitzpatrick
Secretary – Eilidh Williams
Treasurer - Sveva de Luca
Social Media Officer - Becky Hoskyns
Social Secretaries – Yousuf Khalid
Head of Comedy (Zebraphiles) - Sam Rylance
Technical Officer – James Tavner
Hospitality Manager – Abhiram Magesh