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First Night is the first port of call for all Durham Student Theatre news, reviews, previews and more! We make it our mission to review every DST production as well as produce previews, think pieces and a termly newsletter!

 

DDF writer’s note: Meeting Point

DDF writer’s note: Meeting Point

Imogen Usherwood explains the poetic inspiration behind her DDF play, a heart-breaking but humorous examination of relationships in the digital age, and reflects the impact of COVID-19 and her hopes for the future.  

DDF Review: The Republic of Eric

DDF Review: The Republic of Eric

Jaime-lee Burke enjoys the fantasticality and outstanding performances of Ryan King’s The Republic of Eric, despite areas of improvements within its technical aspects and smoothness of storyline. 

DDF Review: The Republic of Eric

DDF Writer’s Note: the Republic of Eric

Ryan King reflects on what he’s learned since writing his first play for DDF last year, and the research and development process behind his audio drama, ‘The Republic of Eric’, a conflict-filled exploration of power, family and property.

DDF Review: Degenerate

DDF Review: Degenerate

Jodie Sale is unsettled and captivated by H.M.F Jenkin’s one-person show ‘Degenerate’, a jolting exploration of freedom, observation and truth. 

DST Festivals Secretary reflects: Can the radical still exist?

Durham Drama Festival 2021 begins on 1st February

Durham Drama Festival (DDF) 2021 begins tomorrow, running from 1st to 7th February. DDF has been one of the annual highlights of the DST calendar for over 40 years, comprising an entire week of theatre that is written, produced, directed, performed and organised by students

Review: Frankenstein

Review: Frankenstein

Honor Douglas relishes in the impressive sound, innovative illustration and astonishing performances of Green Door and CTC’s Frankenstein, even if it did go on a bit long.

Review: They Met On Good Friday

Review: They Met On Good Friday

Izzy Daltry rejoices in the epic story, skilled performances and remarkable sound editing of DUCT’s ‘They Met on Good Friday’, a radio drama set in Viking times, despite minor recording issues destined from COVID-safe bedroom production.