Healthcare Drama Society
Cardiff Healthcare Drama Society is a platinum tier and 2022 award-winning society (Cardiff SU - Small Society of the Year) for anyone doing any course, who loves all aspects of drama. We welcome people with all levels of experience and have offered a wide range of projects to excite anyone interested in performing arts and backstage/production/crew work.
In the past years, Healthcare Drama Society has put on a range of shows and projects. We are known for our originally written productions: Cathays Anatomy (2022), The Observatory (2021), Book of Medicine (2020), and A Bedside Story (2019).
This year we will be offering the opportunity to get involved in some amazing projects :
- Met by Moonlight : a queer, musical, modern English retelling of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Set in Athens in the 1970s, it weaves together the stories of four young lovers, three mischievous fae folk, two socialite nobles, and a group of heavy-handed amateur dramaticists as they learn timeless lessons of love, loss, freedom, fate, and what it means to embrace who you are in a rapidly changing world. Inspired by and featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac, Queen, David Bowie, and Kate Bush - to name a few - we hope that this version of Shakespeare’s most recognisable and most performed play will provoke frequent laughter, occasional tears, and a new perspective on love.
- The Addams Family : A little moonlight, a little chill. A load of humour and a whole lot of passion. The Addams Family is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, but what happens when the close knit connections of the family come under scrutiny from lies, dishonesty and change. Follow the tale of the Addams and their ancestors as they navigate the world of love, trust and honesty. This is sure to be far from one normal night.
Both musicals will be auditioning performers at the start of the academic year, so keep an eye on our social media. People interested in backstage roles such as set and costume design please get in touch. Both shows require a live band so musicians please also get in touch if you would love to get involved. We usually rehearse at the students union and meet 1-3 times a week depending on the schedule.
As well as these two projects we will be running some fun, exciting and inclusive socials (such as Open Mic Night, Pub Crawls and the Annual Tour) that will be major highlights in your social calendar.
If you are interested in HDS please follow us on social media and drop us a message!
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