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University of Kent Players are back with readthrough events in November



The University of Kent Players is extremely excited to be back with social events running readthroughs of playscripts selected by our members. Throughout November we’ll be providing both in-person and virtual sessions to get together and get theatrical!

Our readthroughs are an excellent opportunity to meet up with fellow actors and theatre enthusiasts, and make new friends from across the university, all whilst reading some fantastic plays.

They’ll be plenty of opportunities to read for multiple different roles, you don’t need any previous experience to get involved, just be welcoming, friendly and supportive of your peers!


So… What are we reading?

Relative Values | Noël Coward

11th November 2021 | 12.30 – 13.30 | KENSR11 (Kennedy Building)

This comedy of manners, set in East Kent, follows an eventful dinner at the grand residence of Marshwood House. When the Countess’ son invites his fiancé, American actress NAME, his mother is by no means pleased…

This comical encounter oozes upper-class snobbery and dramatic family discoveries and makes for a hilarious line-up of events.

And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie

16th November 2021 | 17.30 – 18:30 | KENSR11 (Kennedy Building)

And Then There Were None is based off the 1939 novel by Agatha Christie and just 10 years later was adapted into a play. This classic play is a thriller from start to finish with all the whodunnit theatrics of a classic Christie.

The story begins when eight disparate guests arrive at an isolated mansion located on an island off the coast of Devon, and are tended to by two married domestics who prepared the house for their arrival. During the first evening a gramophone recording accuses all ten people of past crimes that went unpunished by the law. Soon they start dying one at a time, and the remaining guests deduce that the murderer is one of their own.


Frankenstein | Mary Shelly

25th November 2021 | 17.30 – 18.30 | Microsoft Teams (virtual)

The famous story of a manmade monster. This classic horror follows the story of Victor Frankenstein’s Creature, an experiment that he could escape by fleeing to his Swiss chateau.

No one can shake free the dark secret that terrifies Victor: not his mother, nor his fiancée, nor his best friend. Even the pleading of a gypsy girl accused of murdering Victor's younger brother falls on deaf ears, for Victor has brought into being a creature made from pieces of the dead. The creature tracks Victor to his sanctuary to demand a bride to share its loneliness.


How to get involved

If you would like to get involved or have an interest in acting, directing, technical directing or anything theatrical get in touch with us on unikentplayers@kent.ac.uk

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