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AUB alumni win Olivier Award for West End debut, Flesh and Bone

Three AUB BA (Hons) Acting Alumni have won the Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre at this year’s Olivier Awards for their play, Flesh and Bone.

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Composer inspired by AUB’s MoDiP to craft chamber opera about the impact of plastics

A composer and musician-in-residence at the UK’s only dedicated plastics museum, MoDiP, has written a chamber opera about plastics, which will be staged in August at The Place in London.

Synthetica, which looks at plastics’ original role as a universal remedy and its subsequent detrimental effects on the environment, has been directed by Katharine Piercey, course leader for BA (Hons) Acting at AUB, and written by composer Karen Wimhurst.

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HONORARY FELLOWS – DOUGIE SCARFE

Dougie Scarfe became Chief Executive of the highly-acclaimed Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in 2012, after pursuing a lifelong career in orchestral music.

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BA (Hons) Summer Shows: AUB Campus

The BA (Hons) Degree Summer shows are a showcase of the incredible, innovative work our graduating students produce at the end of their studies.

The exhibitions take over the whole of campus, turning into the largest gallery space in the region! Shows are open to the public until Friday 21 June.

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Lighthouse

This may, AUB invited Dorset residents to a new musical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ famous children’s classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which took place at the Lighthouse, Poole from Thursday 9th May to Saturday 11th May 2019.

Students from AUB’s BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design and BA (Hons) Make-Up for Media and Performance are collaborating with Kokoro, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed new music ensemble.

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AUB Acting Graduate Voices New Character in Thomas and Friends

BA (Hons) Acting graduate, Yvonne Grundy graduated in the summer of 2018, at which time she had already landed a major part in a new Thomas and Friends film, Big World, Big Adventures, voicing the Kenyan train, Nia.

We caught up with Yvonne to find out about life post-AUB in the acting industry.

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AUB BA (Hons) Acting Students to perform Hardy’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

AUB Productions are collaborations between students from BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design and BA (Hons) Make-Up for Media and Performance. ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ is a legendary tale by Thomas Hardy which has been adapted for the stage and directed by Kenneth Robertson.

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AUB Acting Students from AUB Theatre Ensemble Perform ‘What Is Art?’

What Is Art? Is an original performance piece curated and directed by recent Arts University Bournemouth BA (Hons) Acting graduate, Kieran Luxton.

The performance featured as a part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition at TheGallery and was also performed in the CRAB studios on 17th January 2019.

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AUB Shelley Season featured in local and national press

This Autumn, AUB marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of the iconic novel Frankenstein, with a whole season of productions to pay tribute to the author, Mary Shelley, receiving coverage both in local and national media.

The first plays of the series, Mary Shelley, Blood and Ice and Freakenstein, were all performed at The Shelley Theatre, a venue that was built for Mary by her son, with the later production CTRL C being performed in St. Peter’s Church, the rest place of Mary Shelley.

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