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

The Tragical History of Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (December 2013)

Directed by Gabriel Burns and David Dodd

Produced by Sophie Macfadyen




Faustus – Thomas Pressland

Mephastophilis – Charlotte Hayes

Chorus – Emily Hughes

Old man – Matt Urwin

Good angel – Caitlin Lees-Massey

Evil angel – Emily Summerton

Lucifer – Nick Askill

Wagner – Oliver Dickinson

Clown – Callum Mackenzie

Robin – Ethan Boswell-Cranshaw

Rafe – Yasmin Zeitoun

Valdes and Cornelius – Holly Shorten and Tianna Shanks

1st Scholar – Josh Clarke

2nd Scholar /Duke– Sam Thornton

3rd Scholar/ Horse Courser – Jodie Irvine

Vintner – Sam Moore

Emperor – Robbie Deffense

Duchess – Koe Yeet

Lust – Megan Blair

Gluttony – Megan Turnell

Greed – Luke Blaxland-Kay

Sloth – Emily Barrasin

Wrath – Warwick Manning

Envy – Megan Turner

Pride – Naomi Sassoon

2013-2014 SEASON

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows (March 2014)

Directed by Jodie Irvine

Produced by Katie Whaley

Musical Direction by Dylan Jane

Choreography by Bethan Hastelow and Hayley Grimes




J. Pierrepont Finch – Gabriel Burns

J.B Biggley – Nick Askill

Rosemary Pilkington – Megan Blair

Bud Frump – Callum MAckenzie

Smitty – Emily Hughes

Hedy La Rue – Anna MacArthur

Bert O. Bratt – Sam Moore

Mr Twimble/ TV Announcer – Henry Turner

Miss Jones – Naomi Sassoon

Wally Womper/ Book voice – David Dodd

Gatch – Hywel Williams

Benjamin Ovington/ Ensemble – Ollie Fitzgerald

Mrs Krumholtz/ Ensemble – Emily Barrasin

Toynbee/Ensemble – Rhys Williams

Matthews/ Ensemble – Josh Clarke

Ensemble – Grace Hodgkinson

Ensemble – Jess Armitage

Ensemble – Joanna Williams

Ensemble – Robbie Deffense

Ensemble – Lottie Morrison

Ensemble – Charlotte Stephens

Ensemble – Yasmin Zeitoun


Twelfth Night or What You Will by William Shakespeare (June 2014)

Directed by Nick Askill, Ollie Fitzgerlad and Callum Mackenzie

Produced by Emily Barrasin and Sophie Macfadyen


Cast:Viola – Megan Blair

Sebastian – Henry Turner

Duke Orsino – Tom Jordan

Olivia – Emily Hughes

Feste – Josh Clarke

Malvolio – Gabriel Burns

Maria – Grace Hodgkinson

Sir Andrew Aguecheek – Oliver Dickinson

Sir Toby Belch – Jack Milam

Fabian – Lyddy Hemmings

Antonio – Sam Thornton

Valentine/Curio – Ashley Lednor

Captain/priest – Robbie Deffense

First Officers – Thomas Pressland and Matt Young


Boys by Ella Hickson (July 2014)

Directed by Josh Oliver

Assisted by Tianna Shanks

Produced by Jodie Irvine



Benny – Josh Clarke

Timp – Thomas Pressland

Cam – Tom Sishton

Laura – Charlotte Hayes

Sophie – Chessy Hayden