In order to mark the launch of the production, Lunar nights, Drama Society put on a fantastic Masquerade ball which was great fun from start to finish. You walked in to a beautiful Founders Dining Hall, where there was a bar (always good), snacks on the table, as well as bubbles in mini champagne bottles!
Everyone looked amazing in the masks. Some opted to use there own whilst many decorated and wore the white masks you got allocated with your ticket, which was a great opportunity to be creative. The mask decorations ranged from pink sparkles to masks decorated with lots of eyes for a more dramatic effect. The music was also lovely with the Royal Holloway Jazz Quintet playing throughout the course of the evening, keeping everybody on their feet dancing. The raffle was also a great success with a huge range of prizes ranging from alcohol to the top prize of the night, a personalized oil painting.
The event, of course, highlights one of the multiple events in the run up to Lunar Nights, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. Set deep in the outskirts of town shaded by wood is a secret club called ‘Lunar Nights’, owned by Titania. The story begins the night before the re-launch and joining of partnerships with lover Oberon; his side of the business titled ‘Men of Athens’, a service to provide high esteemed clients with the women of their desires, no matter what. What follows is a night of fights, dance, drink and the drugging of characters by master of ceremonies Robin. You really should join the party; it is sure to be an amazing production in the hands of a fantastic cast and crew.
The show starts on Sunday the 9th until Tuesday 11th, and if the ball is anything to go by it, it is one show not to be missed!