Drama, Theatre and Performance

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About Drama, Theatre and Performance

We offer an exciting mix of creative and critical thinking, combining theory and practice to open up interdisciplinary approaches to the study of drama, theatre and performance. Our modules explore a broad range of materials, from canonical plays to critical theory, with a particular focus on contemporary practice.

Our research is committed to providing innovative critical and creative tools for new and evolving circumstances and environments.

Our faculty are theatre-makers, performance artists, theatre historians and performance theorists.

We offer state-of-the-art performance facilities including Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

Our students develop the intellectual and practical skills to learn independently, to write expressively, and to communicate what they have learned to others.

Workshops with some of today’s most significant practitioners have included members of prominent theatre companies including:

  • Forced Entertainment and Gob Squad
  • performers Ursula Martinez and Karen Christopher
  • playwrights Tanya Ronder, Roy Williams and Claire MacDonald
  • designer Jennie Norman; and director Michael Attenborough.

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