As a drama student, being based in a city with great theatres and a tradition for producing some of the country’s best-known playwrights, along with the University’s ties with drama organisations and TV companies, you couldn’t ask for a better place to practise your craft. Being immersed in this environment, you’re likely to pick up a few good tips. And having first-hand experience putting on your own productions certainly helps you to understand what works and what doesn't. We asked some of our students to pass on their wisdom of how to put on a great show – watch the video to see what they had to say.
LJMU’s Drama programme provides opportunities for students to perform, write, direct and produce a variety of productions culminating in the Drama Fest, a final year festival organised and delivered by our students which takes place across the city.
Having all that experience under their belt is probably the reason so many of our Drama graduates go on to great things. Recent graduates include the Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre, Golden Globe winner, Claire Foy – who won the award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Crown’ – and other successful actors, playwrights and directors working at venues such as the National Theatre, the Traverse Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.