Dramatic Society We are a society that brings student actors, writers, directors, producers and creative together to create some of Manchester’s most vibrant fringe theatre. We produce around 20 shows a year which are performed in venues dotted around Manchester, as well as sending 2 shows up to Edinburgh Fringe each year.
In the first semester we have our Autumn Showcase in which four plays are selected to be performed. The Fresher’s Play, a play put on solely by first years, rounds off the term before our Christmas party – this year we put on a spoof play put together in just 48-hours.
Our second semester is our in-house fringe festival, the MIFTAs. Eight plays are staged and judged by a selected panel with awards at the end of the festival. Before Easter is our annual Drama ball.
Alongside these, we have a large variety of socials and fundraisers throughout the year. We also hold our New Writing Showcase in April in which 3 newly-written short plays are showcased together for three nights.