Dates and Times
Thu 11 - Sat 13 Feb at 7.30pm
Presented by UCLU Drama Society
Ben Jonson’s comedy about money and greed focuses on the Venetian noblewoman Volpone (played by Hannah Ganecki) who, aided by her servant Mosca (Daniel Catarino da Silva), pretends to be terminally ill in order to abuse the hopes of various legacy hunters visiting her house. Volpone convinces one hopeful visitor to become her lawyer, one to disinherit his son in favour of her, and one to allow her to sleep with his wife. As can be expected in a comedy involving deceit and mistaken identity, it all goes pear-shaped when a court case is brought against Volpone. However, in the end, justice is served and the immoral characters (which is nearly all of them) are justly reprimanded.
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 University College London. Each year, UCLU Drama Society puts on as many as 20 productions: from vivid re-imaginings of Shakespeare, to provoking contemporary drama, to pieces written by our own members. On campus, we regularly perform at the Bloomsbury Theatre, as well as stamping our mark on other acclaimed theatres and performance spaces across the capital. Our productions are consistently popular and critical successes, with the society garnering particular praise for our annual run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival through our touring company, UCLU Runaground.