About AUB Productions.
We have an in-house Studio Theatre which hosts a number of productions during the first half of the academic year.
During the second half of the year students gain the opportunity to perform and work on productions at venues including the Lighthouse Theatre, Poole, and Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth.
Students from across BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, BA (Hons) Make-Up for Media and Performance and BA (Hons) Creative Writing degrees collaborate on each production. This provides students with a key insight into the industry and for developing skills in working as actors, designers and makers which make up theatre.
The actors also take on other roles within this process, such as Stage Management, Assistant Director and Publicity Officer. Costume and Performance Designs students take on roles including set and costume design and making – constructing props, costumes and millinery. Those from Make-up for Media and Performance provide prosthetics, hair and make-up.
See photos from past AUB Productions performances.
Translated by Kenneth McLeish
By arrangement with Alan Brodie Representations Ltd
Two Athenians persuade some amazing birds they meet to build a great city in the sky. What follows is a series of amusing episodes suggesting how human ambition may not be such a good thing.
Although written more than 2,000 years ago, this play is a cocktail of sophistication and gleeful vulgarity that has a strong resonance today as we yearn to escape the bureaucracy of a declining political system.Book Now
31 October-2 November
By April De Angelis
This amateur production of “Playhouse Creatures” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH Ltd a Concord Theatricals Company.
This bawdy and vivacious comedy takes us to a Restoration playhouse, to celebrate the arrival of the first female actresses on the British stage during the reign of King Charles II. On stage, these independent women become successful and celebrated, whilst behind-the-scenes, they build close friendships and vicious rivalries.
Will they be able to turn their fame into financial good fortune, or will they remain exploited and powerless?
Guidance: with strong languageBook Now
Devised by Lee Hart and the Company
Remnants is a devised project exploring memory, remembrance, and the things we leave behind.
Through three interconnecting stories we witness the fragility and endurance of human relationships across time, space, and borders.Book Now
Girls Like That
By Evan Placey
‘Us girls need to stick together.’
The St Helen’s Girls are a tight knit gang, mostly. Until ‘CLICK’ Scarlett’s life is changed forever in a social media frenzy. This compulsive play by Evan Placey explores the brutal world of playground politics as the girls lay into one of their own like a pack of wolves, while the boys stand and watch.
This production thrums with urgent dialogue, dynamic action and tight ensemble storytelling.
Guidance: with strong languageBook Now
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
By Bertolt Brecht translated by W.H. Auden & James & Tania Stern
Composition by Neal Swettenham
This amateur production of “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH Ltd a Concord Theatricals Company
One of Bertolt Brecht’s most celebrated works of ‘Epic Theatre’, The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a surprisingly relevant parable about the effects of war on the upper and lower echelons of society. It follows the journey of Grusha, a peasant girl, who rescues a child of wealthy parentage and her ensuing battle to try and keep him.
Derived from a 14th-century Chinese play, this production uses actor/ musicians and boasts a wonderful new score composed by Neal Swettenham.Book Now
The Winter's Tale
By William Shakespeare
“Such a deal of wonder is broken out within this hour.”
…the person you love is suddenly consumed with an overwhelming jealousy, refuses to let you see your child and threatens the life of your newborn…
What would you do ?
Leontes, king of Sicilia suffers a psychotic episode and accuses his wife Hermione of infidelity and treason with tragic consequences.
The play asks questions about love and loss, forgiveness and the importance of second chances.Book Now