Acting - Arts University Bournemouth

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Lighthouse

This May, AUB is inviting Dorset residents to a new musical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ famous children’s classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which will take 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’


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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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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Second Person Narrative

Second Person Narrative….

Directed by Tamsin Fessey, is an ensemble piece about personal discovery and finding an identity. Performed by final year students from BA Acting, designed by BA Costume and Performance Design, with hair and make-up by the BA Make Up for Media and Performance.

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Clydbourne Park

Presented in two acts set 50 years apart, Clybourne Park explores the fault line between race and property.

Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in 2009 in thesame house, as the now predominantly African American neighbourhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

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The Visit

The Visit…

A Brechtian style play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt and directed by Kirstie Davis. The play challenges what the power of money can do to a run-down town that was once wealthy. Millionaires Claire Zachanassian visits the town with one goal: Revenge.  An exciting and vibrant dark comedy which lends itself to quirky costumes with splashes of contrasting colours and the freedom in time and places it is set in.

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