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RUDS: A Guide to Reading’s Drama Society

Words by Ben Harper Stone & Josh Bryant.


Drama societies have had a large presence in university life for decades. Our university is no exception, with the Reading University Drama Society (RUDS) boasting over a hundred members. The society performs throughout the year, with shows ranging from Shakespeare’s classics to contemporary musicals. But what’s it actually like to be in RUDS?  

Involvement in this society has been highly rewarding due to its many hard-working and dedicated members working on what they are passionate about, from acting to directing, set design and lighting.» >

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A Doll’s House Comes to The Progress Theatre: A Review

A Doll's House

In this play directed by Adrian Tang, the word that comes best to mind is uncomfortable. Whether it it’s the strange age gap between the protagonist and her husband (that had every woman in the audience visibly cringing when they touched each other) or the awkward pauses in the action, the play does well to encapsulate the entrapping awfulness of the 19th century for women.

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