Welcome to the First Night newsletter – your guide to the excitement that lies ahead this Michaelmas. Welcome back to all DST members who have been waiting in the wings while the theatre was dark last year; welcome to all new DST members who are ready to take their place.

I am thrilled to start this year on an optimistic note. The end of last year was awash with productions pulled off in the flash of a strobe. Summer tours cascaded down the country. But while Covid provided DST with many challenges, it also opened up new opportunities. Audiodrama and online productions have flooded the limelight with innovative forms of theatre; DST is certainly prepared for whatever this year may throw at it.

I would like to thank all the contributors of this issue, as well as our Assistant Manager of Student Theatre, Alice Aucott, and our Head of Performing Arts, Kate Barton. So whether you prefer monologues, musicals, managing, or mixers we wish you all the best for the year ahead.

Let the show begin!