AUB is marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with a season of plays to celebrate its author Mary Shelley

Part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival, the plays have been celebrating the author who is buried in St Peter’s Church in Bournemouth.

The season, put on by AUB Productions, has already featured three plays: Mary Shelley, Blood and Ice, and Freakenstein.

They were all collaborations between BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design and BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance, and they took place in the Shelley Theatre, a venue built for Mary by her son Sir Percy Florence Shelley.

The next instalment in the series is brand new play Ctrl C which will be performed at St Peter’s Church and features another AUB collaboration as it has been written with students from BA (Hons) Creative Writing.

Students from the course joined director Tamsin Fessey and the cast for a week of research and development at the beginning of the process which included a day’s workshop with award-winning playwright Nell Leyshon.

Following this, the Creative Writing students wrote a script which the Ctrl C company have since been developing through rehearsals.