One hour of spine chilling immersive performance…

A collaborative performance from BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, BA (Hons) Make Up for Media and Performance.


Inspired by The Shining by Stephen King & Stanley Kubrick’s film.
Thurs 9 – Sat 18 February 2017 (Excluding Sun 12 Feb)
Evening Performances: 6.30pm & 9pm

Contains scenes of violence and nudity, recommended age 16+

Director David Glass, returns to Bournemouth to direct his debut of a devised immersive performance ‘Shining’, inspired by Stephen King’s novel, The Shining and Stanley Kubrick’s film of the same name.

The Shining by Stephen King was first published in 1977 and was later released as the film of the same name, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, in 1980.

It is widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made, but at the time of its release never achieved any major awards.

The performance took place at The Chine Hotel while the hotel is closed for the winter season.

“I am very excited to be directing this immersive performance of one of the classic horror stories of the 20th century. Setting the performance in this hotel will bring the story to life for the audience; it’s uncannily similar to the Outlook Hotel in The Shining story as they are both closed for winter. I immediately saw the potential of setting the performance in this classic seaside hotel.” David Glass, Director.

The Chine Hotel situated on the cliff top at Boscombe has its own interesting theatrical connections. Set up as a family business by Frederik John Butterworth, who was a keen supporter of theatre, the hotel saw many famous actors staying there whilst performing at the Boscombe Hippodrome; Laurel and Hardy, Morecombe and Wise, Norman Wisdom, Vera Lynn, Charlie Chester and Frankie Howerd, to name but a few.

Their photographs can be found adorning the walls of the hotel. To this day, FJB Hotels, still owns Boscombe Hippodrome and the Richmond Theatre in London.