The Downing Dramatic Society is brought to you by Downing College (previous alumni including Thandie Newton, Michael Winner, John Cleese, Sir Trevor Nunn and Andy Hamilton). Based in the Howard Theatre, a multi-million pound facility generously donated by Downing Alumnus Professor Alan Howard, we present at least two shows per term: including our now very successful annual Lent Term DDS Freshers Play and Festival of New Writing.
The Howard Theatre, designed in the Neo-Classical style by famed architect Quinlan Terry, is a state of the art facility used for both conferences and theatrical productions with a total capacity of 160 people. It's styled interior has made it suitable for many period productions such as Oscar Wilde's 'Lady Windermere's Fan', Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia', and many more. However, the space has proven, still to be incredibly versatile, being used for contemporary New Writing productions as well.
We are proving to be a major player in Cambridge's dramatic scene, funding incredibly successful shows both at and outside of the Howard Theatre and Heong Gallery.
The society is always looking for people with new ideas, if you have one; we want to make it happen.
President: Cecilia Wallace Painter: ciw30
Vice President: Mark Jones: mcj36
Treasurer: Reuben Thomas: rgt29
Publicity Officer: Imogen Grimes: ig399
Production Officer: Gina Stock: grcs2
Secretary and Social Secretary: Imogen Woods-Wilford:
Festival of New Writing Officers: Ajay Gill and Tilly White: asg66 and mw822
Fresher Officers: Mia Urwin and Jude Ashcroft: mmu21 and jwja4