We are so please to announce the 2024 graduate season!

Performed by graduating actors across our full-time courses the graduate season runs from 21st June – 27th July at The Playground Theatre, W10 6RQ – ticket links below.

Industry members please email marketing@dramastudiolondon.co.uk for ticket reservations.


One woman’s rise, fall and rise again corrupts the whole of Paris at the height of its golden age.

Zola’s enduring heroine rises from the gutter to hold all of French high society in the palm of her perfect hand. As the metaphorical ‘Golden Fly’ she corrupts all she encounters foreshadowing the collapse of the Second Empire. The demi-monde of Paris is brought thrillingly to life by an ensemble of thirteen actors reviving this seminal play first produced by Shared Experience.

By Olwen Wymark from the novel by Émile Zola, directed by Jonathan Kemp, and performed by graduating actors from the MA in Professional Acting.

The Daughters of Oedipus

In the aftermath of civil war, three sisters are determined to defy the law and bury their brother.

This new adaptation of Antigone follows the struggle of three sisters who risk the death penalty when they defy the authorities’ decree that one of their brothers, Eteocles, is to have a full pomp and circumstance burial, while the other brother, Polynices, is to remain unburied, left to rot in the open air. Desperate to avoid having to execute Antigone and her two sisters, the officials strive in vain to change their minds, evoking their duty as citizens to fulfil the law of the state in the war-torn aftermath of civil war, But the three sisters are resolute: their brother must be buried, whatever the cost.

Adapted from Sophocles and Jean Anouilh by Emma Lucia Hands, directed by Dugald Bruce Lockhart, and performed by graduating actors from the MA in Professional Acting.


A radical re-imagining of Frank Wedekind’s iconic femme fatale.

Lulu comes from the gutter, is sold for sex as a child, and survives. She knows how to reclaim power, but when threatened with desertion, she does not speak of love or even jealousy – she says she will not be made poor again. She kills. She loves. She hates. Is she a she-devil? A temptress? A whore? A victim or a murderer? Lulu is story of a woman who lives with passion and kills to survive.

Based on Frank Wedekind’s Earth Spirit (1895) and Pandora’s Box (1904), a new version created by Quentin Beroud & Emily Louizou, directed by Emily Louizou, and performed by graduating actors from the MA in Professional Acting.

The Misanthrope

A modern adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy.

Alceste abhors the hypocrisy swarming around him and relishes the chance to put people in their place, but when his passion for transparency comes to rest on Jennifer, the movie-star he desperately loves, he is in for a reckoning. Moliere’s timeless comedy transported to present day London.

Written by Martin Crimp after Moliere, directed by Ishwar Majaraj, and performed by graduating actors from the BA (Hons) in Professional Acting.


More information coming soon.

More information coming soon.

More information coming soon.