The Bradford Unversity Society of Operettas and Musicals (BUSOM) meet twice a week at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Activities Room in Student Central. We perform concerts of songs from the shows at both Christmas and the end of the academic year, with a fully staged show March. We also present a “Scratch”, or semi-staged show each year in November to induct new members into the society and a 24-Hour Show, usually in October. These productions provide ample opportunities for members to try their hand at all elements of theatre: directing, acting, tech, costume – the list goes on!
This Year’s Productions:
“The 24 Hour Show”
Fri 10th October 2014 – New Bradford Playhouse, 7:00pm (Show Preparation)
Sat 11th October 2014 – New Bradford Playhouse, 7:30pm (Show)
“Merry Old Scratch of Oz”
Thursday 6th November 2014 – Communal Hall, 7:30pm
“I Would Do Anything For BUSOM But I Won’t Do That”
Tuesday 9th December 2014 – Escape Bar, 7:30pm
“Moby Dick! The Musical”
19th – 21st March 2015 – New Bradford Playhouse, 7:30pm
“Never Work with Children or Animals”
Thursday 30th April 2015 – Escape Bar, 7:30pm
When not rehearsing for our own shows, the society often takes trips to see productions at Local Theatres.
With its combination of friendly meetings, fantastic performances and an emphasis on the social side of the society, it’s little surprise that many members have found BUSOM to be at the heart of their university experience.
Membership is £6 for Students and £10 for Non-Students