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University of Sussex Drama Finalists Performance Festival 2023

3 days 

9 original performances 

5 spaces 

34 Drama finalists 

The seventh annual Drama Performance Festival features original works made by finalists on the BA Drama programmes. The performances in this festival are created for the Independent Research Project: Practical module, in which students undertake an advanced-level research project leading to the development of an original performance that is the practical equivalent of a written dissertation. While the performances have been developed this term, they really represent the three or more years of rigorous creative and critical explorations undertaken by students.

This year’s festival includes work staged across the University campus: performances will take place at the Meeting House Chapel, in Stanmer Park, in Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, the Creativity Zone and the Silverstone Drama Studio.

Tickets to the festival are free. You may reserve yours by selecting the performance you wish to see from the schedule below.

Wednesday 29 March

1pm Wake Me Gently by Amy Dorling, Ella Green, Eleanor Hughes  and Holly White
Silverstone Drama Studio

2pm The Station by Calino Andrews, Charlie Hopwood, Annabel Hoskins and Evie Ward
ACCA workshop studio 

3pm Glad Rags by Alfie Harper, Nelly Hillier, Tommy Hunt and Emily Leaver
Silverstone Drama Studio 

Thursday 30 March

11.30am-12.30pm Goddlense by Holly Jones, M.X. Reigner and Theo Sakkas-Ward
Silverstone Drama Studio 

2pm  Waiting, in Three Parts by Bella  Lanyon and Scott Robinson
Silverstone Drama Studio 

3.30pm  How (Not) To Be a Woman by Naomi Aknai, Anna Frost, Cherry Joshi, Eirean O’Loughlin and Harad Roberts  
Meeting House Chapel 

Friday 31 March

1pm  Act Natural by Emily Farmer, Gabbie Gillespie, Robyn Green, Holly Macnaughtan and Gracie Smith  
Creativity Zone  

2pm  Sleep Talking by Matthew Perkowski, Wiktoria Piatkowska and Daniel Reay 
Silverstone Drama Studio  

3pm  Roots by Zara Bell, Rhiannon Davies, Giulia Di Bella and Olivia Richardson
Stanmer Park

Dates & Times

  • Wednesday 29 March, 2023
  • Thursday 30 March, 2023
  • Friday 31 March, 2023


  • Tickets are free, booking is required
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University of Sussex Drama Finalists Performance Festival 2023
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