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.
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 and Tania Stern
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