The year 2014 was one of some high concept productions, whilst mixed with a few comedies to tug at the laugh strings.
This year saw a great fostering our society's community through planned gatherings. Whether it was at opening night drinks, or at Sam's Crack, Roundhouse, White House; NUTS was out in force.
In terms of productions, NUTS produced a balance between comedy and drama. We saw grandiose set designs, ambitious directorial decisions and soaring lead performances. We had a student devised musical, an adaptation of a famous novel, a re-contextualised classic and even a play written entirely in rhyme!
NUTS 2014 was remembered for its frequent social events and its risk taking productions. It was a year where the best of NUTS was on a platform; ready to take risks and celebrating it in style.
Productions and events
Written by J.M. Barrie
J.M. Barrie's original like you've never seen before! Imagine if adults played kids playing adults...Well that's exactly what this production did! We follow the Darlings to Neverland, and their adventures with a magical yet emotionally damaged Peter Pan.
Directed by Darya 'Bobbi' Karbovska
Produced by Remaliah King
Guys and Dolls
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon.
Directed by Gemma Clinch
Produced by Mary Costello
Musically directed by Harry Collins
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Written by Oscar Wilde
Over many years, Dorian Gray sinks deep into the glamorous world of hedonism, remaining physically unchanged by the costs of his sins and the ravages of time. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story…
Directed by Nathan Gilham
Produced by Elise Carney
The Night We Broke into the Theatre (and the curse that made us sing about our feelings)
Student Written by Tim Green and Leon Huxtable
This show follows a group of young adults who break into a theatre for their friend Adele’s farewell party. They chose this theatre as it was their old stomping grounds, providing them with the chance to sing and recreate musical numbers from their past as part of their last night together.
Directed by Tim Green
Produced by Andrew Elstone