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Reading University Drama Society is associated with the Reading University Students' Union which is a registered charity (No. 1140375)

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2012-2013 SEASON

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh (November 2012)

Directed by Nick Askill

Assisted by Sam Thornton

Produced by Megan Turnell

Assisted by Caitlyn Lees-Massey




Katurian - Jack Milam

Michael - Thomas Pressland

Tupolski - Jenny Jope

Ariel - Matt Cornpropst

The Father - Tom Jordan

The Mother - Lydia Woolley

Little Girl - Caitlyn Lees-Massey

Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim (March 2013)

Directed by Sam Simmons

Produced by Sophie MacFadyen

Musical Direction by Nicole Johnson and Dylan Jane




Sweeney Todd - Nick Askill

Mrs. Lovett - Emily Hughes

Anthony Hope - Matt Veazey

Johanna - Tianna Shanks

Rosie Ragg - Emily Barrasin

Judge Turpin - David Dodd

Beadle Bamford - Anna Peaurt

Beggar Woman - Charis Gibson

Adolfo Pirelli - Callum Mackenzie


Fogg/Ensemble - Jack Thompson

Ensemble - Grace Attwood

                  Luke Bevan

                  Sam Gosling

                  Jenny Jope

                  Emily Summerton

                  Nicole Stone

                  Sam Townsend

                  Megan Turnell

                  Jo Williams

                  Lydia Woolley


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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (March 2013)

Directed by Waseem Abbas

Assisted by Matt Young

Produced by Megan Turnell




Algernon - Tom Pressland

John Worthing - Will Ashton

Lady Bracknell - Charley Martin

Gwendolyn - Jessie Moore

Cecily - Melissa Hartley

Miss Prism - Emily Butler

Rev Chasuble - Matt Cornpropst

Merriman - Lyddy Hemmings

Lane - Sarah Baratt

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (June 2013)

Directed by Gavin Leigh

Assisted by Sam Moore

Produced Hannah Robinson




Romeo - Matt Young

Juliet - Ellie Massam

Lord Capulet - Nick Askill

Lady Capulet - Lydia Woolley

Lord Montague - David Dodd

Lady Montague - Jenny Jope

Benvolio - Thomas Pressland

Abraham/Balthasar - Claire Davey

Nurse - Charis Edwards

Tybalt - Gabriel Burns

Sampson - Matt Veazey

Gregory - Sam Hickling

Paris - Sam Thornton

Prince - Jack Wilson

Friar Lawrence - Holly Shorten

Apothecary - Megan Turnell

Mercutio - Ant Henson


Gotcha by Barrie Keeffe (August 2013)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Directed by Ellie Allum-Marshall




Kid - Megan Turnell

Lynne - Jenny Jope

Ton -  Gabriel Burns

Head - Nick Askill