Welcome to Loco Show Co.
We are the Musical Theatre society here at the University of Worcester!
This award winning musical theatre society delivers a wealth of opportunities for all the students at the University of Worcester. We offer a variety of opportunities to our members from performance and production to hair or makeup, social and charity events. Our members come from all walks of life so whether you're a drama, psychology or history undergraduate, we welcome everybody with a passion for producing excellent shows, those who simply want to build their confidence in performing on stage, or anybody who just wants to have some fun and be a part of the ever growing Loco family.
Not only do we offer actors, singers and dancers the opportunity to be in a cast, we have our very own Loco Show Co. band, which performs all the music for the bi-annual productions. So, if you are a musician, we need you! It doesn’t matter what instrument you play, be it a piano, violin, guitar, or even the triangle, everybody is invited to be part of our band. This allows you to keep playing your instruments weekly at university and be part of something spectacular at the end of each semester. Contact Ellie Hall (Loco Band Director) on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Each academic year we perform two large scale productions. At the end of the first semester, around mid December, we put on a pantomime and at the end of the second semester, around the end of May, we stage a musical. Some of our previous shows include: Grease (Musical), Winter Wonderland (Pantomime), Disco Inferno (Musical), Into the Forest (pantomime), West-Side Story (Musical) and The Little Mermaid (Pantomime).
Over the last few years we have been regular visitors to the Union Awards, even managing to scoop Society of the Year 2016/17 and three awards for 2017/18 - Society Event of the Year (Winter Wonderland pantomime), Society Committee Member of the Year (Meg Trinder) and Tramps Society of the Year!
The Loco Social Experience
Alongside our musical theatre productions, we also provide an active social itinerary. We have a designated social secretary to make sure your university experience lives up to your expectations. Every Wednesday is social night, where we not only go to the local nightclub kitted out in fancy dress that goes with our weekly themes, we have games nights, cinema nights, movie nights, cinema trips and a trip to the theatre each semester. We try to cater for what the members want, so if you have any other ideas let us know! We also have a Loco tradition of heading to karaoke night at the Hangar, the Student's Union bar, on a Friday after rehearsals! Some of our previous themes include; Disney, Dress to Impress cocktail night, Superheroes, Harry Potter, Halloween and many, many more!
We also organise an aftershow party for our members after each production and try and make our presence in the university community heard. We often organise or participate in things like LipSync battles, Scarefest and the university carol concert at Worcester Cathedral! There's never a dull moment as part of our Loco family!
So, whether you love to dance, love to sing, love to act, play, work backstage or help with anything creative, we'd love to have you join us!
Meeting times -(subject to change)
Putting on shows requires rehearsal time, below are the common meeting times of Loco Show Co.:
Mondays - 18:15-22:00
Tuesdays - 18:15-22:00
Fridays - 18:15-22:00
Band - Thursdays 18:15-22:00
You won't always be needed at every rehearsal but a full timetable will be posted after auditions have taken place. Please see our expectations document for a full outline or our attendance policy.
Important Dates - Semester 2
- Wednesday 19th September – Come meet us at the socieites fair in the day and join us for our 'Scirbble Social' in the evening!
- Thursday 20th September - If you're thinking of joining our band then come along for band taster session.
- Friday 21st September – Join us for our cast taster session to see if you like what we do. We'll also be heading to karaoke afterwards!
- Monday 24th September – Come along for our first read through of 'Shrek the Pantomime'
- Wednesday 26th September – 80s Theme Social Night!
- Friday 28th September – It's time to shake your stuff at our dance auditions for the pantomime
- Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September - Cast auditions for the panto!
- Monday 1st October - Cast Reveal
Make sure to join our interest list and the current Loco Show Co. 2018/19 Facebook page and like Loco Show Co on social media for further details!
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