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"An example of fringe creativity at its very best: so fresh, so focused, so very very funny." (Jenni Reid, the-u-review.co.uk)
There was critical acclaim for the St Edmund Hall Drama Society's award-winning political satire The Tragedie of MacClegg, a highlight of last month's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Near sell-out crowds for every performance watched the students' ruthless Shakespearean interpretation of the political trajectory of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
After winning the Best New Writing award at Oxford's Drama Cuppers competition in 2011, the students took the show to Edinburgh "in a bigger and better form" according to Society President Tom Bailey. It was a gamble that paid off, with Broadway Baby Review praising the production's originality: "It’s not immediately easy to find any correlation between Macbeth and the deputy Prime Minister, but this new satire from Oxford University creates one with great wit and a marvellously dry sense of humour."
edfringereview singled out Aleks Cvetkovic (Clegg) for particular praise. "Aleks... is the real heart of this show, showing an outstanding maturity and both acting and comedic talent." The play was commended as "short and sharp, constantly entertaining, never trite, and extremely funny."
We've been promised more outstanding productions from the Drama Society in the coming academic year, and details will be published on this website as soon as they are available.