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Drama Society (SUDS)

Sussex University Drama Society (or SUDS) is ideal for students interested in any aspect of the world of theatre, whether that be acting, directing, producing, teching or even simply enjoying the plays. We put on a maximum of 6 plays each term, plus a variety of events such as Showcases and socials that everyone, regardless of experience, can get involved with. 

Everyone is welcome, whether they’re interested in acting, directing, writing, lights, sound, props, costumes, make-up, producing, stage managing... or anything else you can think of.

The committee aims to meet once a week and our meetings centre around leading the society for you, the members!

We hold open auditions at the start of each term for the upcoming plays. The auditions are fun and informal and far from intimidating. So no matter what your experience, come along! There's no need to prepare and everyone who has auditioned in the past has left with a smile on their face. 

And of course, everyone is always welcome to come along and see our shows, come along to our socials, workshops or theatre trips.

You can find more information about what we've got on and how you can get involved if you keep a look out for information on our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/SUDSTheatre.

You don’t need any previous experience, but if you’re enthusiastic and committed, we want you! Come and get involved!

Our committee members for the year 2017/18 are:

Kaya Brown, President, kb361@sussex.ac.uk

Lydia Hinxman, Vice-President, lrh27@sussex.ac.uk

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Martha Lloyd-Evans, Treasurer, mrl26@sussex.ac.uk

Tom Chown, Play Coordinator, trc23@sussex.ac.uk

Clara Bennathan, Welfare and Inclusivity Officer, Health and Safety Officer, chgb20@sussex.ac.uk

Will Johnson, Social Secretary, wj46@sussex.ac.uk

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Kiera Jenkinson, Social Secretary, kj232@sussex.ac.uk

Jamal Johnson, Backstage Manager, jj251@sussex.ac.uk

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Leaf Awards

What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.

Groups can work towards nine leaves:

CLICK HERE to see our current ranking in the Leaf Award Leader Board.


Below are the Leaves that have been achieved by previous committees:


Social Leaf

The Social leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities, including those organised by - and with - other societies/sports clubs.


Team Sussex Leaf

The Team Sussex leaf is awarded to groups who have made efforts to encourage collaboration and mutual support between Students’ Union groups. Groups who achieve this award have worked in collaboration with other clubs and societies to support a welcoming, inclusive and friendly team environment within clubs & societies at Sussex.


Fundraising Leaf

The Fundraising Leaf is awarded to groups who dedicate their time to organising a variety of different fundraisers. Groups who have achieved this leaf will have raised money for their own group or another group at Sussex to help fund themselves to expand and develop, as well as for local, national & international.


Communications Leaf

The Communications Leaf is awarded to groups who communicate with their members and the student body regularly and in innovate ways.

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  • Drama Society (SUDS) Standard Membership£5.00

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