Cast, Band & Social Memberships available now - We'd love for you to join us!
Gold Standard Society 2020/21 and 2019/2020
Society of the Year 2019/2020
Loco Show Co. is an SU Silver award 2022/23 winning Musical Theatre Society that delivers a wealth of opportunities for students. We welcome members of all abilities and backgrounds. Whether you're used to the world of musical theatre or not, Loco provides you with the opportunity to grow and thrive. We also offer the chance for those who are not interested in performing, to simply be a part of our tight-knit Loco family by being a social member!
Not only do we give the opportunity to be in a talented cast, we also have our very own Loco Show Co. Band, which perform all the music for all of our productions and events. If you are a musician, come and join us - everybody is invited to be part of our band!
Furthermore, we have opportunities to help backstage which include, but are not limited to: stage management, front of house/box office, lighting design/operator, sound design/operator, set design, set creation and projection mapping!
Each academic year we hold two productions. At the end of the first semester, we perform a pantomime which is produced by our very own Production Team, and at the end of the second semester, we stage a second performance which is a full scale musical. Some of our previous shows include:
Over the years, Loco has collected many awards, such as Society of the Year 2019/2020. In 2020/2021 we were nominated for Virtual Event of the Year with our members being nominated for awards such as Society Committee Member of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.
As part of Loco Show Co. and #TeamWorc, we strive to make Loco Show Co. an inclusive environment to all who participate, ensuring there are no barriers to participation. We welcome all levels of abilities to join Loco Show Co. and we are allies to a wide array of communities. Our social media platforms are used to promote and educate others on inclusivity within Theatre. We also strive for our social media platforms to be inclusive to all by adding photograph descriptions and captions to videos. As a society, we are always welcome to ideas on how we can be more inclusive, and we are willing to be educated on topics which we may not fully understand. Our social media also promotes inclusivity by having statements from our alumni, who may have faced barriers to participation and why they have felt Loco Show Co. was a safe space and an inclusive environment for them. We have ran yearly events with the LGBT+ network and hope to continue to work with the network. We are incredibly proud of ALL of our members and their achievements!
Please feel free to read through our Inclusivity pledge by clicking here. This describes how we will remove barriers to participation and strive for inclusivity.
The Social Experience
Alongside our productions, we also provide weekly socials and events for members to engage with. Every Wednesday is social night, known as Worcester Wednesdays, where we head to the local nightclub with weekly themes. We are very proud that Loco provides a safe environment for members who do not wish to drink. Loco will never discriminate or pressure anyone to drink - we just want to have a fun time!
We also offer sober socials which include games nights, cinema nights, movie nights, cinema trips and theatre trips. We have a Loco tradition of heading to karaoke night at the Hangar (the Students' Union bar) on Friday evenings after rehearsals!
We also often organise and participate in charity events such as ScareFest, the Community Tea Dance and the University Carol Concert at Worcester Cathedral, occassionally collaborating with other societies! There's never a dull moment with the Loco family!
So, whether you love to dance, love to sing, love to act, play an instrument, work backstage or help with anything creative, we'd love to have you join us!
Please feel free to contact us on any of our social media platforms if you have any questions, and be sure to keep an eye out on our pages for more information about upcoming events!