The latest news from our course:
18 BA (Hons) Acting, Costume and Performance Design, Creative Events Management and Make-up for Media and Performance students recently collaborated with outdoor theatre specialists And Now and creative producers Activate to deliver a 24-hour brief.
The first day of the project, Explore: Outdoor Arts in the Landscape residency, saw students receive a brief to create an installation or performance experience that would be performed at dusk the following day.
Students will work with participants with early-stage dementia, as well as their families and carers. The workshops are part of the course’s Applied Theatre Project, which encourages students to collaborate with specific target groups outside of the course.
BA (Hons) Acting Alumni Elliot Warren and Olivia Brady’s production, FLESH & BONE will be showing at Pleasance Courtyard at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, having won £10,000 as part of the Charlie Hartill Fund.
The pair started Unpolished Theatre Company in September 2016 and Flesh and Bone is their first show. Described as “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” FLESH & BONE follows the lives of five characters, three of which are played by AUB Alumni, Elliot Warren, Olivia Brady and Alessandro Babalola.
In January 2017, Untold Theatre will be producing an exciting piece of new writing, The Ghosts of Mr. Dickens, which will tour theatres and community venues across the UK.
Untold Theatre was founded three years ago by BA (Hons) Acting graduates, Jessica Levinson Young and Joseph Rynhart.
The awards ceremony took place on Friday 18th November.
This Autumn they are collaborating with another theatre company, Yellowbelly Theatre (Will Hobby and Grace Noble). Together, they are touring a production of The Tempest across the country – to theatres, community venues and places of education.
Dominique said: “The audition process involved several rounds, with various vocal and dance calls in different stages. Then I got to the final call, which is when you meet all the Disney executives.
The show tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.
BA (Hons) Acting alumnus, Nick Fruin, is currently appearing in BBC3 comedy series Witless.
Nick graduated in 2013 and has now secured the role of DJ Sound as F*** in the new BBC3 comedy series, which follows the lives of two flat-mates under witness protection.
Honorary Fellow Greta Scacchi has visited BA (Hons) Acting yesterday to to talk about the industry with current students.
Made an Honorary Fellow in 2010, Greta recently played Countess Natalya Rostova in the BBC’s War and Peace. Greta was awarded an Emmy for her role as as Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia in the television film, Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny, and will be appearing opposite Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer at the Garrick Theatre this August.
BA (Hons) Acting students at AUB received a masterclass this week from film, stage and television star Sarah Parish, best known to UK audiences for her roles in Peak Practice, Cutting It, Hearts and Bones, Doctor Who, Mistresses, Blackpool, and Merlin.
Sarah has also had major roles in Hollywood films, co-starring in The Wedding Date and appearing in a cameo role in The Holiday with Kate Winslet and Jude Law.
What if Superheroes were around in Shakespearean times?
The BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course has transformed DC Comic superheroes such as Batman, The Joker and Catwoman and reimagined them as Shakespearean characters in full Jacobean costume complete with ruffs, patterned silks and ornate cuffs and collars. The project is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on 23rd April 2016 and to celebrate the release of two DC movies this year – Batman v Superman in March and Suicide Squad in August.