BA (Hons) Acting graduates Elliot Warren, Olivia Brady and Alex Babalola won a Fringe First Award for their production Flesh and Bone earlier this year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They have now been asked to develop the production with the National Theatre Studio! 

The AUB Acting graduates took their production Flesh and Bone to the festival this year after founding their theatre company, Unpolished Theatre, last year. The company came to the 2017 Fringe with the help of the Pleasance Theatre’s Charlie Hartill Special Reserve award which the graduates won earlier in the year. This prize “awards the recipient with a prime slot within the Pleasance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, mentoring from the Pleasance’s team, and in-kind support up to the value of £10,000.”

Flesh and Bone is A show that gives the gritty residents of an East London Tower Block a stage – through their wickedly eloquent voices we are thrust into their stories, held by the scruff of the neck and made to listen” – Unpolished Theatre. 

The Fringe First Awards have been recognising outstanding new talent at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 1973.

Speaking about the Fringe First Award Acting graduate, Elliot Warren, said:

“Receiving this award has been such a fantastic step on a journey that seems to be really starting to unfold! It is fantastic that the hard work I put into the script, and equally the work myself and Olivia have done directing and producing, then creating with the rest of the cast has been rewarded!”

Flesh and Bone premiered at the Fringe Festival and has received outstanding reviews in publications such as the Scotsman.

The London based group said: “We are ridiculously excited to announce we will be working inside the ‘National Theatre studio’ with their fantastic team to develop Flesh and Bone for 2018!”