DramaSoc

The University of Canterbury Drama Society Incorporated

We're a student society, that doubles as a theatre company, with almost 100 years of experience running shows, festivals, and general hi-jinks. We aim to produce quality shows, promote a safe space to give theatre a go, and support drama and performing arts in the wider Christchurch community.

Past Shows

2010's    2000's    1990's    1980's    1970's    1960's    1950's    1940's    1930's    1920's

 

 

2010's

 

'18

'17

'16

'15

'14

'13

  • 3SOME1
  • Lady Windmere's Fan

'12

  • 3SOME1
  • Around the World in 80 Days

'11

  • 3SOME1
  • Runaway Daughters

'10

  • 3SOME1
  • Macbeth Re-Arisen3
  • Tubby2
 
 

 

2000's

 

'09

  • Mojo Mickybo
  • 3SOME1

'08

  • Othello
  • That Comedy Show4
  • The Graduate
  • 3SOME1

'07

  • Catch 22
  • 3SOME with 4PLAY1

'06

  • 3SOME1
  • Courting Temptation

'05

  • 3SOME1
  • Delusion of Darkness
  • The Tempest
  • The Frogs3

'04

  • Alice in Wonderland3
  • 3SOME with 4PLAY1
  • Lysistrata3

'03

  • 3SOME with 4PLAY1
  • One Night Stand
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Hybrid Pilfer
  • Cosi

'02

  • 3SOME1
  • Richard III
  • Raiders of the Lost Script2
  • Fou4

'01

  • 3SOME1
  • Popcorn
  • Twelfth Night

'00

  • Suite
  • That Improv Show4
  • The Crucible
  • Much Ado About Nothing
 
 

 

1990's

 

'99

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Lovelock's Dream Run
  • Carthaginians

'98

  • The Hangman
  • Daughters of Heaven
  • Ophelia Thinks Harder

'97

  • An Inspector Calls
  • The Paper Creche
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Casina, or, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Wedding

'96

  • Antigone
  • High on Play
  • Seedgrown
  • An Echo Of My Trance

'95

  • Ngaio's Will
  • Badjelly the Witch

'94

  • Road
  • Ectopia
  • Shakespeare Who?3

'93

  • Lysistrata

'90 - '92

Club was wound-up

 
 

 

1980's

 

'89

  • The Trojan Women
  • Quintana
  • Line
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago
  • Blood of the Lamb
  • Henry X Part VIII
  • The Audition
  • Play School
  • Futurian! About Klebnikhov
  • Huis Clos
  • Still Life
  • The Good Person of Szechwan

'88

  • Playlunch Series:
    • A Kind of Alaska
    • Night Bird
    • The Pedegogue
    • Venus Going South
    • Play
    • All's Well That Ends As You Like It
    • Extr-act
    • Out of the Flying Pan
  • Double Bill:
    • The Brides
    • The Tragedy of King Real
  • After the Rain
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle
  • Out of the Flying Pan & Mutatis Mutandis
  • As You Like It

'87

  • Female Transport
  • Gruzzlefummit and the Nobodies from Nowhere
  • The Crucible
  • Icarus' Mother
  • French Fries

'86

  • An Exceedingly Popular Play
  • Batpoem
  • Ex-Miss Copper Queen on a Set of Pills
  • The Tragedy of Hamlet

'85

  • Triple Bill:
    • Off and On
    • Lament for Three Women
    • Krapp's Last Tape
  • Double Bill:
    • Lysistrata
    • Setting the Table
  • The Last Time Revue
  • Concertina Guesthouse (A Radio Play)
  • A Fragment: Benediction
  • Lines to M
  • Gruzzlefummit and the Nobodies from Nowhere

'84

  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle
  • Conversations With a Golliwog
  • A Dream Play
  • Salve Regina
  • One Act Play Festival
    • Vampire
    • The Dumb Waiter
    • Leonardo's Last Supper
  • The Same Old Story
  • Dogg's Hamlet

'83

  • No Orchids For Miss Blandish
  • Now We Are Six
  • It's Only Natural

'82

  • Unknown0

'81

  • Toad of Toad Hall

'80

  • State of the Play
 
 

 

1970's

 

'79

  • Dracula

'78

  • Romeo and Juliet

'77

  • Measure for Measure

'76

  • Duel of Angels
  • Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother
  • Aristophanes' Parliament of Women
  • A Stab in the Dark

'75

  • Equus

'74

  • The Balcony
  • Antigone

'73

  • Unknown0

'72

  • Spoiled
  • Saved

'71

  • Johnny So Long
  • Ghosts

'70

  • We Bombed in New Haven
  • One Way Pendulum (A Farce in a New Direction)
  • Aristophanes' Lysistrata
 
 

 

1960's

 

'69

  • After the Rain
  • The Lover
  • The Bald Primadonna
  • Tests
  • Out of the Flying Pan
  • Marat/Sade
  • Conversations with a Golliwog
  • Cain's Mangoes
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

'68

  • Sergeant Musgrave's Dance
  • A Scent of Flowers

'67

  • Twelfth Night5
  • The Bacchae

'66

  • Unknown0

'65

  • Chips with Everything

'64

  • Julius Caesar

'63

  • The History of King Henry IV Part One

'62

  • Macbeth
  • The Birthday Party

'61

  • Waiting for Godot
  • The Lark

'60

  • The Playboy of the Western World
  • The Cave Dwellers
 
 

 

1950's

 

'59

  • Antony and Cleopatra

'58

  • Hamlet (Prince of Denmark)

'57

  • The Life of King Henry V

'56

  • King Lear

'55

  • Unknown0

'54

  • Unknown0

'53

  • Julius Caesar

'52

  • Mr Tremlow is not Himself

'51

  • Kate Kennedy
  • The Rose without a Thorn

'50

  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Old Man of the Mountains
 
 

 

1940's

 

'49

  • Six Characters in Search of an Author6
  • A Phoenix Too Frequent
  • Everyman
  • Double Bill:
    • The Corridors of the Soul
    • Salomé
  • Doctor Faustus
  • Bottom's Dream

'48

  • The Flies
  • The Axe
  • The Dark Lady of the Sonnets

'47

  • The Way of the World
  • Riders to the Sea
  • A Change for the Worse
  • Great Catherine
  • Saul
  • The Little Man
  • The Interior

'46

  • The Axe (reading)
  • The Land of Heart's Desire
  • Macbeth7
  • What They Say?
  • Macbeth

'45

  • Henry V
  • Triple Bill:
    • Symphony in Illusion
    • The Proposal
    • The Stepmother
  • Othello7
  • Hamlet7
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

'44

  • Henry V
  • Hamlet8
  • Othello, the Moor of Venice8

'43

  • Clay
  • Sanseneise Impromptu
  • Where's That Bomb?
  • Fumed Oak
  • The Flaw
  • Ceeso
  • Mirror to Elizabeth
  • Golden Boy
  • Hamlet (In Modern Dress)

'42

  • Old Moore's Almanac
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Waxen Man
  • The Bathroom Tap
  • Trifles

'41

  • Unto Such Glory
  • Outward Bound
  • Libel
  • The Bear
  • The Mask
  • World Without Men
  • Hands Across the Sea

'40

  • The Young Idea
  • The Step Mother
  • Anti-Clockwise
  • The Dear Departed
  • Quality Street
  • Two Gentlemen of Soho
  • Dénouement
  • Fancy Free
  • Veiled Menace
  • Ali the Cobbler
  • The Man in Half-Moon Street
 
 

 

1930's

 

'39

  • Paridise Enow
  • Offcial Announcement
  • Punch and Go
  • Suppressed Desires
  • X=O: A Night of the Trojan War
  • Sunday Costs Five Pesos
  • A Well Remembered Voice

'38

  • The Lady From the Sea

'37

  • Masses and Man
  • Weatherwise
  • The Mask
  • The Crystal
  • Moonshine
  • For Services Rendered
  • Duet in Floodlight
  • Half an Hour
  • Hay Fever
  • Dangerous Corner
  • A Marriage Proposal

'36

  • Macbeth
  • Twentieth Century Lullably
  • Augustus in Search of a Father
  • The Warrior's Husband
  • Cupboard Love
  • Night Must Fall
  • Arms and the Man
  • Witch's Brew
  • The Bear
  • Love in the Ape House
  • I Giocondi
  • Easter Evening

'35

  • Exit Sir Derek
  • The Sister's Tragedy
  • Suppressed Desires
  • Twelfth Night
  • Symphony in Illusion
  • Women at War
  • The Small Hour
  • When the Whirlwind Blows
  • E & OE
  • Get Out of Your Cage
  • Relief Workers
  • Trifles
  • Spinsters of Lushe
  • There's Always Juliet
  • A Farewell Supper
  • The Hordle Poacher
  • Catherine Parr
  • Ariadne, or, Business First
  • X=O: A Night of the Trojan War
  • Villa for Sale
  • Murder Trial
  • Twelfth Night

'34

  • Episode (from Anatol)
  • Becky Sharp
  • The Happy Journey to Trenton & Camden

'33

  • Post Mortem
  • Reunion
  • Eldorado
  • A Marriage Has Been Arranged
  • Godstowe Nunnery
  • Such Things Only Happen in Books
  • The Constant Lover
  • The Stoker

'32

  • The Spartan Girl
  • In the Park
  • The Matter of Husbands
  • The Storm
  • Suppressed Desires
  • X=O: A Night of the Trojan War
  • Pan in Pimlico
  • Cloudbreak
  • Legend
  • The Shadow of the Glen
  • Michael
  • The Lovely Miracle
  • The Maker of Dreams
  • Hanrahan's Oath
  • Relief Workers
  • Pierrot in Hospital
  • Fame and the Poet
  • Wind o' the Moors
  • The Sun
  • Riders to the Sea

'31

  • Unknown0

'30

  • Woman's Honour
  • Hallmarked
  • Lonesome-Like
  • For Love of Appin
  • The Man on the Kerb
  • The House With the Twisty Windows
 
 

 

1920's

 

'29

  • Hamlet
  • Schoolroom
  • The Sister's Tragedy
  • The Night at an Inn
  • The Locked Chest
  • The Philosopher of Butterbiggins
  • The Man in the Bowler Hat
  • The Twelve Pound Look

'28

  • Revue
  • The Queen of Cornwall

'27

  • Capping Revue
  • Peer Gynt (Reading)
  • Good Friday
  • The Cat and the Cherub
  • The Devil's Disciple

'26

  • The Dogs
  • Peer Gynt
  • The Devil's Disciple9

'25

  • Capping Revue

'24

  • Capping Revue

'23

  • Jubulations Revue
  • Cat's Meat, or Murdered in a Hash House (A Bellowdrama)
  • The Man of Destiny
  • The Maker of Dreams

'22

  • Gosh (Revue)
  • The Man of Destiny

'21

  • The Two Mr. Wetherbys

'20

  • Crash (Revue)
 
 

 

Many thanks to Christina Stachurski and Edwin for contributing to this list.

 

 

Footnotes

0 'Unknown' demarcates where there a known gaps in our list of past shows. No doubt there are also gaps we are not aware of. If you have any information that can help us fill these gaps, please tell us about it by using our contact form.

1 3Some is a triple bill production of original works. Productions are traditionally given a budget of $33 and are given 3 weeks to prepare. Tickets are traditionally $3 each.

2 Devised or original work.

3 Rewrritten or adapted.

4 Improvised show.

5 First performance in the old Ngaio Marsh Theatre.

6 Australian Tour. Performed at the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney; Albert Hall, Canberra; and Union Theatre, Melbourne University.

7 Toured Auckland and Wellington.

8 Toured to Dunedin.

9 Toured Rangiora, Ashburton, and Timaru.