Join us for Play! - our annual festival of culture showcasing music, theatre, creative writing, film, art and more, created and performed by Royal Holloway students and staff.
Play! 2016 has a ‘Lost & Found Spaces’ theme and will be held across the Royal Holloway campus. As the historic estate is developed for the 21st century, students and staff will explore our evolving campus. Events and performances will be staged creatively including in non-traditional spaces.
With over 30 events including drama performances, contemporary and classical music, new writing, open air theatre, talks, tours and exhibitions there will be something for everyone.
All events are FREE and students, staff and visitors are all invited to attend.
What are you waiting for? Find a space & Play!
Play! 2016 promises an exciting progamme of events. Experience theatre in the historic Picture Gallery as Drama students perform ‘Shakespeare 2016: The Princes in the Tower’, a new piece developed for the Festival and directed by Rebecca McCutcheon. Student-led drama productions include open air theatre, new writing, interactive one-to-one pieces and promenade performances using non-traditional ‘found’ spaces or exploring ‘space’ as a theme.
Live music includes a jazz night with ‘Undergraduated’, Royal Holloway's student-led big band, a performance from the Gamelan Ensemble, a late night concert of twentieth century and contemporary classics from the Royal Holloway New Music Collective and a Clarinet Ensemble & Wind Quintet concert. Director of Orchestras Rebecca Miller and the Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra finish their Concert Series with monumental music of galactic proportion, performing Gustav Holst's The Planets plus Dvorak's mystical 'Song to the Moon' from Rusulka.
A host of events will take place in 'Lost & Found Spaces' around campus: from screenings of new short films produced by first year Media Arts students to 'Final Encore' a showcase of new creative writing by Purpureus, a PhD fiction writing group. Join a tour to learn about the secrets of spaces across Royal Holloway, from the sculptures in Founders Quads to 'Secret Gardens' and ‘Holloway’s Hidden Histories’.
Click here to view the 2016 Play! Programme and book tickets.
DELIRIUM Cast and Crew Screening
Delirium was filmed on campus last year and you are invited to the cast and crew preview screening on Friday 27 May 2016 at 5pm in the Windsor Building Auditorium. To reserve your place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play! 2016 is a cross-departmental cultural festival delivered by the Royal Holloway Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.
We hope that you will join us at the 2016 Play!
Festival 31 May – 2 June.
This year's festival has a ‘Lost & Found
Spaces’ theme and will be held across the Royal Holloway campus. As the
historic estate is developed for the 21st century students, staff and visitors
are invited to explore our evolving campus. Some events will be staged
creatively in non-traditional ‘found’ spaces, others explore ‘space’ as a theme
or reveal the secrets of spaces around Royal Holloway.
With drama performances, contemporary and classical
music, new writing, open air theatre, talks, tours and exhibitions there will
be something for everyone. All events are free and students, staff and visitors
are encouraged to attend. The three day Festival will include an exciting new
performance by the Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra – not to be missed!