Dates and Times
Thu 13 - Sat 15 Feb 2020 at 7.30pm
Featured in the UCL takeover: three-weeks of shows presented by University College London societies.
Presented by UCL Drama society
It’s 1649 and a group of people calling themselves the True Levellers have occupied St. George’s Hill in Surrey, in order to live there communally by the principle that “the earth is a common treasury”. Falling under the spell of their charismatic leader, Winstanley, and the fantasy of the free, equal world that he promises, Tove leaves home to join them, much to her sister’s concern.
As time goes on, Winstanley begins to show his true colours, and Tove starts to lose faith. She opposes Winstanley’s plans for a violent overthrow of government and decides to start her own commune with her sister which would focus on women’s rights. However, these plans are thwarted at the last moment when Winstanley shifts the blame for the rebellion onto Tove and she is imprisoned as ringleader. Loosely based on real events,
Faithful Creatures charts the pain of losing hope in the person you idolised, and whether faith in a movement can persist after its leader has failed.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
The company doesn’t believe there is any content to consider in this performance.
This performance contains themes of violence, death and sex.
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About the company
The UCLU Drama Society is one of the country’s leading student drama companies and one of the largest and most successful performing arts societies at UCL. The society has a simple aim: to create excellent, innovative and inclusive student theatre. Our society is frequently recognised at the annual Arts Colours Awards for our outstanding work. We have recently received numerous societal awards, most notably Best Society (2016).