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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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AUB Acting Students featured on BBC Radio Solent

BA (Hons) Acting course leader, Katharine Piercey, and students from AUB were joined by BBC Radio Solent to discuss the final performances in the Shelley Season, part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival this morning as they marked the close of the Shelley season with performances of Ctrl C at St Peters church.

The series which also includes Mary Shelley, Blood and Ice, and Freakenstein was a celebration of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel Frankenstein, which was written by the author 200 years ago, this year.

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AUB Productions presents Ctrl C as part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival

AUB is marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with a season of plays to celebrate its author Mary Shelley

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AUB Productions presents Mary Shelley as part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival

AUB is marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with a season of plays to celebrate its author Mary Shelley

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AUB Productions presents Freakenstein as part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival

AUB is marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with a season of plays to celebrate its author Mary Shelley including Freakenstein

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AUB Productions presents Blood and Ice as part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival

AUB is marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with a season of plays to celebrate its author Mary Shelley including Blood and Ice

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AUB Acting graduate Kevin Leslie beats Spiderman star Tom Holland to international award

The star of both The Rise of the Krays and The Fall of the Krays has won another acting award

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AUB BA (Hons) Acting graduate Kevin Leslie nominated for two international awards

A BA (Hons) Acting graduate has been nominated for two international awards alongside the stars of Spider-Man Homecoming, Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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An Interview with Ken Robertson, Director of AUB’s ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ Production

AUB Productions is proud to present ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ – a musical theatre classic.

The show is performed by final-year BA (Hons) Acting students, with costumes designed and created by BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students, and hair and make-up from final-year BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance students.

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‘Oh What a Lovely War’: AUB Commemorates 100 Years Since World War I

AUB are proud to present Oh What a Lovely War: a final-year student collaboration of a modern theatre masterpiece.

Directed by BA (Hons) Acting Senior Lecturer, Ken Robertson, Oh What a Lovely War will be performed to mark 100 years since the end of the Great War, at the unique locale of our Elliott Road film studio. This dimly lit cavernous space couldn’t be a more fitting setting for this ambitious work.

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The AUBRIETA Awards

Last week, AUB’s community of staff, students and academics joined together in celebration of the inaugural AUBRIETA Teaching Awards.

The AUBRIETA Awards, which were held alongside the AUBSU Thank You Awards, were presented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Emma Hunt.

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‘Explore Wassailing’: Raising Aspirations in Outdoor Arts

In January 2018, 2nd year students from BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Creative Events Management all took part in a 10-hour residency exploring Outdoor Performance in the Landscape.

Led by Lorna Rees, Artistic Director of Goobledegook Theatre, and Heidi Steller, scenographer and print maker, the project encouraged student collaboration and their engagement with the landscape around them.

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