BA (Hons) Acting course leader, Katharine Piercey, and students from AUB were joined by BBC Radio Solent to discuss the final performances in the Shelley Season, part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival this morning as they marked the close of the Shelley season with performances of Ctrl C at St Peters church.
The series which also includes Mary Shelley, Blood and Ice, and Freakenstein was a celebration of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel Frankenstein, which was written by the author 200 years ago, this year.
Ctrl C, directed by Tamsin Fessey is a collaborative effort between students from BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, and BA (Hons) Creative Writing sees students performing at St Peter’s church, the final resting place of Mary Shelley.
Listen to the full BBC Radio Solent interview here.
BA (Hons) Acting course leader Katharine Piercey said she felt it was ‘important’ that the 200th anniversary of the novel was celebrated.
AUB student Dana Halliwell spoke of the connection the location the venue has to the Shelley family, saying “it’s very rare you get to link a location to a play like this, so its been an amazing opportunity, as soon as we cam in to this space yesterday, you remember Mary Shelley is buried outside and you’re doing her play, it was really interesting”.
Fellow student Jacob Carter added “it’s exciting connecting with these characters who lived a long time ago, but we’ve found so much in common with through studying them and creating this piece”.
He went on to say “we’re very proud of everyone who was involved, all the other actors on the course, they did a really great job”.
Katharine Piercey said that the series had been received well by audiences and the local community, who had given fantastic feedback about the shows, and it shows what the acting course and all the courses at AUB can do.
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