2024 Fall Drama Production


The Knight of the Burning Pestle
by Francis Beaumont

Considered the first full-length parody play in English, The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1607) is both a lighthearted, anarchic comedy filled with hilarious characters and a delightful satire on chivalric romance.

Online Auditions and Crew Sign-up

Join our energetic, interdisciplinary group and earn course credit!

Auditions and Crew Sign-Ups are held each Spring so that students can register and receive course credit for their part in the production.

Zoom: April 24-26, 2024

Online auditions and crew sign-ups will be held via Zoom on April 24, 25, and 26 from 2-4 PM. Please prepare a short (about 11 lines) monologue from a Shakespeare or other Renaissance play. No need to memorize.

To book a time slot for an audition, or to sign up for production crew, contact the director/instructor, Dr. Jo Devereux: jdevereu@uwo.ca


Running since 2007, English 2041F - Drama Production draws students from all faculties to perform, produce and even compose as a team. No prerequisites.

In this course, students participating in the Drama Production explore in theory and practice approaches to text in performance. Only students working as an actor, stage manager, assistant stage manager, or on lighting, sound, props, costumes, or publicity crew, may enroll. Fall 2023 Syllabus 


For more information about the production and the course, please contact the director/instructor: Professor Jo Devereux jdevereu@uwo.ca.

Previous Productions

2023: The Cherry Orchard
2022: The Roaring Girl
2021: The Witch of Edmonton
2020: The Rehearsal
2019: The Cenci
2018: Dido, Queen of Carthage
2017: Macbeth

2016: Q1 Hamlet
2015: Women Beware Women
2014: Doctor Faustus
2013: The Wild Duck
2012:The Knight of the Burning Pestle
2011: The Revenger's Tragedy
2010: The Country Wife

2009: The Bear, The Proposal, Uncle Vanya
2008: Hamlet
2007: She Stoops to Conquer
2006: Mrs. Warren's Profession
2005: Arcadia
2003: The Rehearsal