NEWS & UPDATES
What’s going on here at Ruckus?
COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT TREASURER?
Details of how to apply can be found via our social media and LinkedIn.
NEW WRITING SERIES 2: SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Entries open 7th June - 28th June. Event: 2nd July 2021.
We are continuing our New Writing Series with a short film competition! Head to our 'Current Projects' tab for all the details!
RUCKUS+ LAUNCHING SOON
Our brand new charity and outreach programme, Ruckus+, is launching later this month. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on this new content! So much hard work has gone into this project and we are so excited to share it with you soon!
OUR PATREON GOES ON PAUSE
30th May 2021
Thank you to every single person who has engaged with the patreon, become a friend of ruckus, watched our content, and especially those who have given us their time and talents to create that content. Without you all, we would not have been able to do half of the things we
did in our first year! But, for the time being, we are suspending the friends of ruckus patreon. Don't worry, it's not permanent, we will be back with more exciting content soon. For now, we are putting it on pause whilst we focus on other projects. If you would like to continue to support us in the meantime, you can find our gofundme in the link in our bio.
AMÉLIORE: A NEW MUSICAL SHOW DATES AND VENUE CONFIRMED
We are so excited to announce that Améliore: A New Musical, will be performing at Camden Fringe Festival from the 2nd to the 6th of August, Upstairs at The Gatehouse! We absolutely cant wait to see you all there! Stay tuned via instagram for a full cast announcement coming soon, and updates/sneak peaks into our rehearsals!
GET TO KNOW OUR NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, MONTAZ MARCHÉ
New year new Artisitc Director! Montaz Marché is stepping into the role as we head into our new season of productions and projects and we are incredibly excited to see what new ideas and directions she has in store for us. Montaz is a writer, director, documentary producer and PhD researcher at the University of Birmingham. She is very excited to be the Ruckus Artistic Director. Her work in academia, theatre, media and public engagement has been committed to representing truly diverse, inclusive and original stories. So, she is keen to bring this vision to Ruckus, to illuminate the hidden histories, to represent untold and authentic stories and engaging new, emerging young writers, actors and creatives. Montaz is keen for Ruckus to continue to celebrate the nuance and innovation of theatre and we can't wait for her to get started!
RUCKUS' NEW WRITING SERIES LAUNCHES
In our first project of the year, we have launched a New Writing Series to platform new and emerging talent amongst writers and actors. We have had some fantastic submissions from a wonderful range of writers and actors, and we can't wait to release the line up and show off so much great new talent! At Ruckus we aim to platform original work from writers who are up and coming in the field, as well as classic and contemporary plays that are already well known. In the future we hope to have original writing put on as our main productions, and based off the quality of work we have recieved for this project, we think there are some incredible productions to look forward to.
ROMEO AND JULIET: SUCCESS DESPITE TEIR CHAOS
So thats a wrap on our production of Romeo and Juliet! We can't quite believe it's finished. It was a stressfull few days, as on our first day in the theatre, we recieved the news that London would be going into Teir Three and no live audience would be allowed in theatres. It was crushing to hear this update, but with the help of the wonderful team at the Cockpit, by the end of the day we had a new plan to live stream a performance so our audience could watch safely from home and our cast would get to see their hard work pay off. Despite there being no live audience, the knowledge that nearly 200 people were watching online, spurred us all on and lead to a fantastic final performance of the classic play. Despite the chaos, our cast and crew truly turned out a spectacular show and we will certainly be looking back on this, our first major production as a company, extremely fondly.