Jesperspexet is a free association under TLTH, as well as a student association recognized by AF, and shall "produce good entertainment".
It began back in 1966 with a first tentative attempt to conquer the hearts and wallets of London students with a spectacular performance of "The Flying Dutchman". The script of this play is still in the archives of the Academic Society, and it is well preserved there.
Since then, the Jesperspexet has had the ambition to write and perform a new spex every year. This has been successful, except in the early 1970s. Everyone in Jesper is like one big family. It is the collective that is the beauty. No one gets to stand out more than anyone else. And no one does.
The association is divided into several so-called sections: sex mastery, sewing, stage, make-up, orchestra, lighting, sound, decor, bar mastery, public bar, etc. At the moment the Jesperspex consists of about 100 members, who work together to create a show and vote through everything in a pleasant way. Jesperspexet is a democratic association, where everyone can say what they want at the so-called general meetings. We are also the only spex where each spex theme (so called synopsis) is decided democratically by suggestions from ensemble members.
Jesper's New Year's Day now coincides with the more traditional New Year's Day on 1 January. This is when the new or old officials take up their posts and begin preparations for the spring production. Before that, we organise both chair weekends and parties to create good cohesion, both in the ensemble and in the management team.
Then follows four intense weeks of building the play. We premiere in mid-February, usually giving four performances to sold-out houses on the Academic Society's Main Stage. In the spring, we take the opportunity to be nostalgic and organise social gatherings with the ensemble for fun. At the end of July, we celebrate Jesper's name day at the Studentgården in Skanör. The autumn programme varies, sometimes there are internal events, sometimes it's the Lund Comedy Festival, or we go on tour. Whatever it is, it's guaranteed to be fun, just like Jesperspex should be.