WHO ARE WE?
Almost Famous is a theatre company dedicated to welcoming new talent and showcasing professional standard performances. We welcome everyone of all talents into our society, including performers, lighting and sound engineers, costume and set designers, and stage and production managers.
DO I NEED EXPERIENCE TO JOIN?
We welcome all abilities into Almost Famous. You definitely do not need experience to join. The group is a place to improve your skills, grow confidence and to make friends for life.
SHOWS & PERFORMANCES!
This year, Almost Famous will be putting on 2 shows: the play Blue Stockings and the musical Made in Dagenham!
THE AUDITION PROCESS
You do not have to audition to be part of the society - auditions will be held individually for each show. Breathe. Be yourself. Do your best. Chances are 50+ people are feeling exactly the same way as you do while waiting to audition. Support each other, we don't expect any Oscar-winning performances, just have fun!
I’M A FIRST YEAR... IS THERE A CHANCE OF A MAIN ROLE?
Of course there is! We have had many impressive first years come along and snatch a main role in the first semester, so go for it! Roles are earned and are given to those who show the most potential during the audition. We look for talent, enthusiasm, and commitment
Even though we are first and foremost a theatre company, we are here to have fun! We aim to make freshers become part of the tight-knit Almost Famous family quickly. Our Social and Wellbeing Officers are here to help with any personal issues you are dealing with as we all know how hard it is being away from home and dealing with new situations all on your own. We are a very open society full of so many different personalities. We like to involve ourselves as a society in as many activities as possible and there is always something for everyone. Of course, as a theatre company, we do love our fancy dress costume parties!
WILL THE SOCIETY STILL BE RUNNING IN LIGHT OF COVID-19?
YES! We are very lucky to still be able to run in the current circumstances. For obvious reasons, most activity (including auditions) in Semester 1 will be online. We are still aiming at keeping Almost Famous as social as possible and have some great online activities planned such as workshops with West End performers, Q&As, quizzes, or just casual Zoom hangouts. Hopefully, we will be able to rehearse in-person again in February to prepare for our shows in May. Be sure to keep an eye on our social media for more specific updates on this and pop us a message if you have any questions at all!