Home: award-winning SUP

A friendly community theatre group, we rehearse two nights each week at the University of Southampton main campus, usually Tuesday & Thursday

All members are welcome to attend rehearsals. Are you interested in joining us, and would like to see a rehearsal or come to a social? Get in touch here!

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Tickets now on sale for the TAKE TWO one-act showcase at the Rose Theatre Eastleigh, Saturday 12th May – including multi-award-winning Bully Beef and Whizzbangsbook here


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SUP WINS ALL ENGLAND THEATRE FESTIVAL QUARTER FINALS!

Well, we’ve done it again… SUP won BEST PLAY at the Southern Region of the 2018 All England Theatre Festival (AETF) in Weymouth on Saturday 7th April with BULLY BEEF AND WHIZZBANGS, written and directed by our own Chris Hawley. SUP co chair Stephen Fenerty was also nominated as Best Actor.

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to our success.

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The Whizzbangs boys, L-R: Paul Jones, Chris Aland, festival adjudicator Nick Wilkes, Stephen Fenerty, Chris Hawley with cup, Dickie Fear (and Dennis). Not pictured: our amazing tech crew including Olly Trojak, Duncan Lang and Steve Town

We believe this is the first time in 53 years that SUP has progressed to the semi-finals of this prestigious national competition. The next round – Western Region finals – are in Dawlish, Devon on Saturday 5th May. Read more here


SUP WINS TOTTON DRAMA FESTIVAL 2018

The world premiere of “Bully Beef and Whizzbangs”, written and directed by SUP’s Chris Hawley, beat off stiff competition from 13 other plays to be named Best Production at the 40th Totton Festival of Drama on Saturday 24th March.

The play also won Best Actor for Stephen Fenerty, Best Original Script for Chris, and Best Technical Achievement for set, lighting and sound – Chris Hawley, Steve Town, Oliver Trojak, Duncan Lang, Clayton Peters and John Peters,

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This was SUP’s most successful night ever at the popular annual festival, and the first time in it’s history that our group has won best play. More here

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SUP Social Events: our next social is an informal play reading, scripts provided, open to all SUP members, friends & prospective SUP members. Wednesday 25th April, upstairs at The Frog & Frigate pub. Nibbles provided. This is an SUP event, not a public event, so you must RSVP by email – see you there!


Murder Mystery events

Our most recent Murder Mystery  was a charity fundraiser for the Creative Options Community Mental Health Project – helping raise more than £600 for this amazing cause

Our highly experienced Murder Mystery team is available for club and society bookings, private parties and charity events: we provide the whole package for a highly affordable  price:  licensing, script, cast, rehearsals, costumes, special props – and of course, lots of audience interaction on  the night! Please email SUP or events organiser Ali for details

Dying to host a Murder Mystery without the hassle? Get in touch!


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If you’re interested in seeing our productions and hearing about offers and promotions, follow us on Twitter @SUPamdram and Facebook or submit your details here


About SUP Theatre Company in Southampton

Open to all residents of Southampton, we are a community amateur dramatic society established in 1965. Our home and rehearsal base is the University of Southampton – whose year-on-year support we gratefully acknowledge. We put on two major productions a year, including one at the NST Campus (Nuffield) theatre as well as one-act play evenings, murder mysteries and other events, including community theatre and private parties. We regularly participate in local drama festivals.

As well as theatrical productions we organise social events including theatre trips, play readings and quiz nights, and offer members the chance to attend workshops to learn acting and backstage skills.


Interested in joining us?

Membership is open to everyone. We are a small and friendly society, with a team spirit and are always looking to welcome new members. We welcome all: the experienced and  people with no or limited experience

Whether you’d like to act, direct, stage manage, make costumes, manage props or simply join us for play readings, get in touch. You’ll receive all the support and encouragement you need. As a member you receive our monthly newsletter and are eligible to participate in all productions and events. To join please complete tthe Join The Society form and we’ll be in touch.

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