[FROM THE PAPER] UCLan Student Performances

By Luke Meyers - Chief Culture Reporter

I’m sure it hasn’t escaped anyone’s notice, but it’s exam season again, and that means a lot of different things to different people.

For some, it’s a brick wall of stress caffeine and revision, for others it can be a stroll in the park. Then of course there are the lucky few whose courses have no exams, who can sit and laugh as their housemates fall apart.

There are some though, who’s grades rely upon the support of fellow students. Some whose exams could hinge upon the participation of their peers. Performance students at UCLan, on the Music Theatre, Acting and Contemporary Theatre courses have their exams take the form of theatrical performances. These performances are open to the public, and are treated like any professional performance. Tickets can be purchased online, or at the door, usually for £8 or £5 for students. These shows are a fantastic opportunity to go and see good theatre for low prices. Also in attending audience members are helping students earn their degree.

This terms performances have included Love and Information, 2nd Year Acting students, and Sweeney Todd, 1st Year Musical Theatre students to name a few.

Another 2nd Year Acting Show is on this week – Balm in Gilead is running from the 10th to the 13th of May starting at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available for £5 for students at www.ticketsource.co.uk/adpevents.

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