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Musical Theatre (SMuTS)

Welcome to the Sussex Musical Theatre Society!

We're an active performing society within the union that regularly produces incredible shows featuring some of the best talent Sussex has to offer.

We started up over 25 years ago and have performed shows such as Fame, Guys and Dolls, RENT, Spring Awakening, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret and West Side Story.

This year, we're looking for cast, crew and band for our two shows, Jekyll & Hyde performing in March 2018, and A Magical Musical Parody performing in December 2017.

We'll be holding open auditions for cast for both our shows in 2017/18 on the 27th-29th of September in Falmer House Common Room.
Come and show us your talent!

We hold open auditions for our shows every year, with this year's larger show being performed in the newly built theatre on campus, the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts. We also arrange Cabaret/Open Mic perfromances throughout the year which are open to anyone to help fundraise for both of our (very expensive...) shows, showcasing the incredible talent at Sussex and Brighton.

Our next two night Cabaret will be on the 18th & 19th of October in Room 76 in Falmer Bar. If you want to perform, get in touch with our Social & Events Sec, Zoe Deuchar!

SocialWe also hold loads of socials to meet people from all over the University, through pub crawls, theatre trips, film screenings, quizes, and many other events, so have a look at our Socials & Events group to hear about what we're doing next. 

All are more than welcome to join, whether you're a mature student, post-graduate, undergraduate, non-student, past-member, whatever!

There are so many opportunities for everyone to get involved outside of auditions too. All our shows have student producers, directors, musicians, choreographers, set designers, costume and make-up artists... If you're interested in being part of the shows, get in touch! And if you just want to hear about when we're holding our shows and events, like us on Facebook!

SMuTS practices a safe space and zero tolerance policy. This means that in meetings and rehearsals, our members can feel safe and supported, with no fear of discrimination. Zero tolerance means that if people breach this understanding, we will never stand for it. Our society has attracted people from all sexualities, cultures, and walks of life, and we will always be in full support of that. For more information, click here.


Our Awards in 2017

SMuTS have been awarded the silver social leaf award by the Students' Union in recognition of the fun and engaging social activities they put on for their members (2017)

SMuTS have been awarded the silver events leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their exceptional ability to organise and hold events (2017)

SMuTS have been awarded the silver inclusivity leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their positive efforts to increase membership within their society and include as many members as possible (2017)

SMuTS have been awarded the silver development leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their efforts to develop themselves as a society, build on the successes and failures of previous years and offer new exciting opportunities for Sussex students (2017)

SMuTS have been awarded the bronze academic leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their efforts to promote extra-curricular academic activity to their members (2017)



Meet the team

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  • Musical Theatre Band (SMuBS) Membership£20.00
  • SMuTS - AMMP ONLY Cast Membership£15.00
  • SMuTS - Jekyll & Hyde / AMMP Joint Membership£20.00

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Important Dates

Open Auditions - 27th-29th September

Karaoke Bar Crawl - 4th October

Cabaret (Room 76) - 18th-19th October

Other useful contacts

Activities Officer - Lucy Williams

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Societies Coordinator - Charlie Temperton

Email: charlie.t@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 678625
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Activities Administrator (Societies) - Mike Wilkins

Email: mike.w@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873415
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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