Three AUB acting students feature in the UK premiere of Franz Liszt’s unseen 160-year-old orchestral melodrama, A Hundred Years Ago, alongside actresses Sara Kestelman and Jemma Redgrave.

The actors will take to the stage to support Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at London’s Cadogan Hall, premiering the 1859 orchestral melodrama A Hundred Years Ago, which had been under wraps for more than 160 years after mysterious abandonment by its composer, Franz Liszt.

Ruby Russell, Jordan Finding and Laura McKay, who are all studying BA (Hons) Acting at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), will take up the roles of Zeus’ three daughters; goddesses Clotho, Atropos and Lachesis. According to Greek mythology, the three Moirai or ‘Fates’ were tasked with directing the fates of mortals from birth to death.

The acting students will be working with writer and composer Gerard McBurney, actresses Sara Kestelman (Germania) and Jemma Redgrave (Poetry), and the internationally acclaimed Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, who will also be performing compositions by Hummel and Strauss at Lighthouse, Poole (Wednesday 2 October) and London’s Cadogan Hall (Friday 4 October).

BA (Hons) Acting student, Ruby Russell, said: “Performing alongside two actors as renowned as Jemma Redgrave and Sara Kestelman has been the most awe-inspiring experience, especially for us who are so new to the industry.

“Being guided by the incredible Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits and letting the utterly magnificent orchestral sounds flow with the delivery of our words has been unforgettable. It is such an honour to have been involved.”