Saturday, May 25Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

Bring It On MTS.

There is no doubt that the Musical Theatre Society had a busy 2016; last term’s production of ‘Bring It On’ received rave reviews and this success was emulated by the success of their Christmas Concert, with a record number of participants and audience members. And this year, they’re showing no signs of slowing down.

First up for the society is their production of ‘Marvel vs. DC: The Musical’, from the 18th-21st of February, a show written, produced and directed entirely by its first year members. The original plot will blend the popular comic book characters with existing musical theatre songs and is advertised as ‘a great, comedic show with many unexpected twists and turns, which promises to be fun for everyone.’

Their next big production will be ‘Spring Awakening’ from the 12th-15th of March. The musical covers major and relevant topics such as sexuality, morality and societal pressures, all set to a score inspired by rock and folk music.

The society will end the year with their annual Summer Cabaret which will be packed with 22 numbers from all your favourite musicals featuring over 70 of the society’s members. Accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra, this promises to be an unmissable show.

But what Vice President Max Harris is keen to highlight is the inclusivity of the society, as not all of their performances are subject to auditions. He states, “We cater to all of our members by holding six inclusion events, all of which are open to all to participate in as they are un-auditioned.” These events, which occur throughout the year, include ‘A Night At The Theatre’ and the ‘Informal Concert’ and are “fantastic ways to get more of our members up on the stage performing”.

Therefore, whether you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, are interested in being behind the scenes, or simply enjoy watching a good show, there is every opportunity for you to get involved.