Senior Lecturer in Acting, Sean Aita, has just finished directing a production of Twelfth Night in Austria for the Shakespeare in Styria festival.

The production, which had two actors from the Acting course at the Arts University also featured costumes designed by students on the Costume with Performance Design course. The other actors performing in the production were recruited from across Europe.

Shakespeare in Styria was founded by Nicholas Allen and Rudolph Wojta in 2002. The aim was to bring together around 35 young actors, acting students and school leavers who intend to make theatre their career for two weeks during July each year in Murau, a tiny but beautiful medieval town tucked away in the heart of the Styrian Alps of Austria.

The performances, which ran over four days, took place in an Elizabethan barn in the grounds of Murau Castle in Styria, Austria. During the festival, the Shakespeare in Styria company were treated to a formal reception with the patron Princess Therese Swarzenberg.