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The sixth annual Drama Finalists Performance Festival features 10 original works made by finalists on our BA Drama programmes. The performances in this festival are created for the Independent Research Project: Practical module, which asks students to undertake an advanced-level research project leading to the development of an original performance that is the practical equivalent of a written dissertation.

The module provides space and time to put into practice some of the creative and critical skills students have acquired throughout the degree. So, while the performances you will see have been developed this term, they really do represent the three or more years of rigorous creative and critical explorations undertaken by these students.

This year we are excited to be hosting our first live festival in three years. Appropriately, our students have bravely committed to working both inside and outside studio spaces and this year’s festival includes work staged across the University campus. We have performances scheduled to take place in the University’s Library Square, the Meeting House, and Stanmer Park, as well as the 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.


Monday, 25 April

11-4pm Paused by Evie Toswell, Melis Trimmer, and Finley Scerri

Library Square

1pm A Toast(er) to Life by Ella Wilks, Kate Payton, and Beth Willmott

Silverstone Drama Studio

3pm YOU LOVE THE CIRCUS (DON’T YOU?) AND THE CIRCUS LOVES YOU (DOESN’T IT?) by May Cadman and Carlota Weber

Silverstone Drama Studio


Tuesday, 26 April

1pm Conspire by Gaby Coleman, Rosa Stilitz, Eliza Pescott and Jess Norman

ACCA Workshop Studio

2pm Smithereens by Noa Goldman, Jake Marchant and Lorna Banks

Creativity Zone

3pm Confessions of a Drama Student by Bianca Christofides, Rachel Nielsen, Ciara Duggan, Gaetane Bory and Isabel Cuandu

Silverstone Drama Studio

3.30pm Poly(mer)amory by Harrie Gillum-Webb and Luka Shaxson

Stanmer Park


Wednesday, 27 April

2pm Something about ECHOES Echoes echoes by James Macdonald, Tom Perry and Charlie-Anne Bradshaw

Silverstone Drama Studio

3pm He/Hymn by Will Greensides, Izzy Hope, Milo Cortanovacki

Meeting House Chapel

4pm Meteor Shower by Dylan Mujakovic Bates, Alexander Yip, Georgia Baines, Blake Watt, Nikita Gaudia, and Rochelle Palin

Silverstone Drama Studio


Dates & Times

  • Monday 25 April, 2022
    11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 26 April, 2022
    1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 27 April, 2022
    2:00pm – 5:00pm
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University of Sussex Drama Finalists Performance Festival
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