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University of Sussex Drama Finalist Performance Festival


The annual Drama Finalist Performance Festival showcases the creative work of students soon-to-be-completing their single or joint-honours BA Drama courses at Sussex. The work presented in the festival is developed as part of the Independent Research Project: Practical module, a final year course that enables students to develop an advanced-level research project leading to an original performance that is the equivalent of a written dissertation. As well as this, the module provides space and time to put into practice some of the creative and critical skills students have acquired throughout their degree.

This year’s festival features 12 creative works made by forty degree students. There’s an exciting range on offer: from performances about food, the end of the world, mental health and gender; to an installation based on the public’s memories of a local sculpture. The diversity of the festival’s programme speaks not only to the expansive, interdisciplinary character of the Drama course at Sussex, but also to the ambition and creativity of our terrific students and their wide-ranging interests. There are some bold, genre-redefining works on offer here and we very much hope you enjoy it.


For further information about each of the works below, please click on its title, where you’ll be re-directed to an Eventbrite page.

Tuesday, 23 April

The Spirit of Brighton, 1-4pm

Jane Attenborough Studio, ACCA

Wednesday, 24 April

Borderline, 1pm

Workshop Studio, ACCA

Feeling Peckish, 2pm

Creativity Zone, Pevensey II

Thursday, 25 April

Purgatorium, 1pm

Silverstone Drama Studio

Ferme ta bouche, 2pm

Workshop Studio, ACCA

Chekhov and Chekhov, 3pm

Silverstone Drama Studio

The Playful Pixies of Pevensey II, 4pm and 4.30pm

Creativity Zone, Pevensey II

Friday, 26 April

Something Where There’s Nothing, 1pm

Silverstone Drama Studio

Sense of Wonder, 2pm

Workshop Studio, ACCA

Jeans and a nice top, 3pm

Silverstone Drama Studio

Don’t Hate My Dad, But…, 4pm

Jane Attenborough Studio, ACCA

Dates & Times

  • Tuesday 23 April, 2024
    1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 24 April, 2024
    1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Thursday 25 April, 2024
    1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Friday 26 April, 2024
    1:00pm – 5:00pm


  • Free - booking required at links below
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​University of Sussex Drama Finalists Performance Festival 2024
Tuesday 23 April  – Friday 26 April
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