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Young performers considered to be some of the most talented in the country showcased their talents at a spring showcase in Nottingham.

Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) award-winning drama society is home to some of the most talented members in the performing arts industry, holding annual musicals and theatre productions fully run and directed by NTU alumni.

The showcase is held twice a year to show off its members talent and raise money for the society. The line up of the 2023 showcase included stand-up comedy, musical numbers and improvisation.

“It’s a chance to show off who you are and what you can do”

Scott Lynam

Having performed a rap and a self-written comedy sketch, Scott Lynan believes that the “‘showcase is an opportunity to be creative” and a “chance to show off who you are and what you can do in a fun way”.

He also stated that the “audience is your friend” making it a “casual environment where you can mess around and just have fun!”

Scott Lynam

Those in the society come from a range of courses, from architecture to marketing. Members of the society say it is a space for people to express their passion for the arts as well as provide an escape from the stresses of student living.

Audio: Sammy Hoffman, President of Drama Society 2023 talks about the atmosphere at the showcase

As well as the showcase, members of the society will in 2023 be performing “Carrie the Musical”.

Carriad Wooster, the director of the musical, states “the musical talent of our society this year is incredible, so it was really hard to decide who to cast at the auditions. I believe we’ve made the right decisions and can’t wait for everyone to see our cast’s talent.”

The play “And Then There Were None”, adaptation of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novel, will also be performed. Performance dates are yet to be confirmed but with rehearsals underway, director of the play Kai Carpani expressed that the “cast members are all very talented individuals and are working very hard to put on one of the best plays the society has seen.”