SUDS Programme for 2023

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2023 is Shakespeare Year!

This year will see SUDS present two Shakespeare plays:

April 2023 – Romeo and Juliet 
(directed by Alicia Dean and Heather Knowles)

November 2023 – Macbeth 
(directed by Ian Gledhill)

SUDS has a long and proud tradition of presenting Shakespeare. Our choices for 2023 are two of Shakespeare’s most popular and accessible plays. With a cast of over 20 in each play, we’re looking to maximise opportunities for as many of our members as possible to appear on stage. We’re also hoping that innovative plans for staging both plays will give technical and backstage teams the chance to experience some new approaches. There will be something for everyone!

So please note the following programme:

Romeo and Juliet

More information about the production here.
The play has now been cast after a fantastic response to our audition call.
Rehearsals: W/c 9th January 202
Performance Dates: 19th to 22nd April 2023, Sheffield University Drama Studio


Auditions – Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th June, 7.30pm, Rehearsal Room 1, Sheffield University Drama Studio

Everyone is welcome to be involved in the auditions. It’s another large cast play so there are lots of opportunities for actors and, as you’d expect with Macbeth, plenty of scope for interesting lighting and sound effects, costume and set design.

More information here!

Performance Dates – 8th to 11th November 2023, Sheffield University Drama Studio

Summer 2023

Concert at Hathersage parish church
SUDS has been invited to take part in a concert at Hathersage parish church on Saturday 1st July 2023. The concert is being given by the New Chamber Choir in support of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, and we have been asked to perform some readings / dramatic extracts. With a summer theme you can perhaps expect passages from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, other poetry of the period and some modern readings.

Please email Ian soon at if you would like to take part. The time commitment will be minimal: an afternoon rehearsal with the choir on the day of the concert and probably one rehearsal just of the readings / extracts in late June.

Dates for the following are still to be confirmed:

June – a reading of ‘Albion’ – the acclaimed 2017 play by Mike Bartlett.

July – rehearsals commence for Macbeth. After a break in August, rehearsals will continue through September and October to performance week, probably in November.

Play Readings

Wednesday 8th March – an evening of short plays written by members of SUDS
We have been invited to reprise the plays we performed at the Shepherd Wheel in Bingham Park. We’ll be reading two of those plays, together with a play that is new to the Society: ‘Fractured Lives’ by Alice Collins. Click here for more information.

Saturday 18th March – a Rehearsed Reading
This will be an all day event: rehearse in the morning and afternoon, perform in the evening. More details to follow shortly.

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