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  1. The NATYS: New Acts of the Year 2015

    Sun, 25/01/2015

    "The most important talent showcase in the country" The Guardian

    The Bloomsbury welcomes the return of the London's legendary New Variety Comedy showcase.

    New Variety Lives' annual Top-of-the-Bill new-act showcase, at the Bloomsbury Theatre, promises an eclectic evening of new and diverse comedy acts.

    After 6 weeks of ups and downs at Rich Mix, 144 auditionees were narrowed down to a tight 15. The Bloomsbury stage is set to be crammed full of insightful, inspirational comedy and refreshingly eccentric variety. On the night a panel of comedy enthusiasts will nominate New Variety's Top-of-the-Bill Act for 2015.

  2. The Football Ramble: LIVE

    Mon, 26/01/2015

    Hold the back page, it’s the return of The Football Ramble: LIVE! After the first two shows sold out in under an hour, Marcus, Pete, Luke and Jim have got bloated and cocky like some sort of footy-obsessed Tony Montana and now bring the wildly popular podcast to the big stage and hallowed grounds of the Bloomsbury Theatre. Tickets are only a lob, slip and a dink away.

  3. Laugh Till It Hurts

    Wed, 28/01/2015

    Very few seats available. Standing now on sale at £10.

    Mark Dolan (MC) "Consistently funny" The Independent, Adam Buxton “Surreal and very funny” The Observer, Arthur Smith “The funniest and most honest comic of his generation” The List, Terry Alderton "This is a mainstream act that dares to be different, that comes from the soul... Effortlessly enjoyable yet excitingly different" The Times, James Acaster “One of the sharpest comic minds to have emerged in recent years” The Guardian, Rob Beckett “He already has the confidence of a veteran” The Times, Ellie Taylor “Charismatic, personable and bright” Chortle, Luisa Omielan “One of the biggest stand up hits of the decade” The Guardian.

  4. Science Showoff

    Wed, 04/02/2015

    Science Showoff is a chaotic science cabaret where you can get your geek on for an evening, safe in the company of hundreds of like-minded souls*.

    Join ten of London’s best communicators of science for a night of jokes, demos, music and entertainment in London’s best science performance venue.

  5. Theatre in the Theresienstadt Ghetto: Newly Discovered Works

    Sat, 07/02/2015 to Sun, 08/02/2015

    The UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the University of York Department of Theatre, Film and Television are proud to present an amateur production of newly discovered works by prisoners in the World War II Jewish ghetto at Theresienstadt (in Czech, Terezín) in association with the Bloomsbury Theatre.

    How did these works come to light so many decades after the war? During interviews with Dr. Lisa Peschel in 2004-08, survivors of the ghetto directed her to private collections and small archives where she found scripts ranging from cabarets and puppet plays to verse dramas. Surprisingly, most of the works the prisoners wrote are comedies. The performance will feature excerpts from several of the scripts, drawing on both the comic and the tragic.

  6. Euripides' Bacchae

    Tue, 10/02/2015 to Thu, 12/02/2015

    The UCL Classical Drama Society and the Department of Greek & Latin are proud to present an amateur production Euripides' Bacchae in association with the Bloomsbury Theatre. Directed by Emily Louizou in a modern English translation by James Morwood.

    The Bacchae is Euripides’ last play, written shortly before his death. Within it, the Greek tragedian encapsulates what it means to be a human being. It is a unique tragedy that explores the darkest corners of human nature, and its raw and animalistic side. The Bacchae searches deep into the human soul and confronts humans’ worst fears: pain, sorrow, and disgrace. Euripides’ play portrays the undesired emotionalism which can lead human crowds into inhuman conduct.

  7. Gaia: Global Circus

    Sat, 14/02/2015

    Presented by The UCL Department of Anthropology.

    We are confronted with global warming and the prospect of mankind’s end, but we feel almost nothing. Will climate change overcome humankind? What must scientists do in order for people to believe them?

    The French philosopher, anthropologist, and sociologist Bruno Latour presents Gaia Global Circus, an impossible scenario that takes place in the gap between the high stakes of global climate crisis and humanity’s lack of emotional engagement.

  8. Spring Awakening

    Thu, 19/02/2015 to Sat, 21/02/2015

    UCLU Musical Theatre Society present an amateur production of Spring Awakening in association with UCLU Stage Crew Society.

    As curious teenager Melchior, wise beyond his years, sets his sights on the naïve Wendla Bergman (a role originated by Glee’s Lea Michele), an intense and forbidden childhood romance blossoms; one which changes their young lives forever. Meanwhile, their unstable friend Moritz Stiefel struggles to come to terms with the trials and tribulations of puberty, feeling like a stranger in his own changing body. As the youths’ questions about sex and sexuality remain unanswered by their fearful and prudish parents, confusion ensues and eventual disaster strikes.

  9. Chinese New Year

    Tue, 24/02/2015

    UCLU CSSA Society presents Chinese New Year, an amateur event in association with UCLU Stage Crew Society.

    Our show welcomes everyone who is keen on Chinese culture and desire to celebrate Chinese New Year with friends from China. We have been organizing New Year Gala with fantastic performances by students from UCL since its first success in 2007. 7 years of experiences with New Year Gala, we have established a well-trained team, a strong audience group and an excellent reputation among the Chinese community in London.

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