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Philip Sherlock Centre

God of Carnage: A Great Cocktail of a Comedy

God of Carnage - Jean Paul Menou, Deanne Allgrove, Julene Robinson, Alwyn Scott

Staging a great play is pretty much like creating a good cocktail: it’s all about the right ingredients in the right proportion. Since re-introducing the University Players, Director Brian Heap has usually stuck with a great recipe, that has often produced delicious results.

Absent Friends: Amusing

Jean-Paul Menou and Shanique Brown in Absent Friends

Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends is an open-ended statement about relationships.

Tallawah Drama Festival 2013

Osisi Abathathu winner of Best Production, Tallawah 2013

The Commuting Students bubbled to the top of the 2013 Tallawah Festival, taking home the night’s top honours with the three-hander Osisi Abathathu (an excerpt from The Escape of Three Sisters).

Jonkunnu Jamboree - Energetic and Entertaining Pantomime

Aston Cooke's Jonkunnu Jamboree

Aston Cooke’s Jonkunnu Jamboree, recently staged by the University Players under the direction of Michael Holgate, is an entertaining melee of dance and music. And yet it could be so much more.

A Hearty Platter of Bite-Sized Plays in Eight by Ten Festival

QUILT performs 'Open, Closed Door'

Though the promised platter of bite-sized plays was short by one, the Philip Sherlock Centre’s offering on the first night of its inaugural Eight By Ten Festival resulted in a hearty meal of diverse and engaging theatre.

Eight by Ten - Diverse and Delightful Theatre

Julene Robinson in 'Me and My White Boy' directed by Nadan Rawlins

Apparently I’m very greedy. So when Eight by Ten 2013 ended, rather than being satisfied at having been served up a wonderful night of diverse theatre, I wanted more. It was a night bouyed by great writing, acting and direction and bite size pieces of daring, diverse, delightful theatre.