Sustainability will play a lead role for AUB costume students creating a range of garments and accessories for Treasure Island which opens at Poole Lighthouse next year.

Students from AUB’s BA Costume and Performance Design course have been considering the impact of their work on the environment and how this can be made more sustainable, as part of a second-year unit creating designs and costumes which will contribute to a live production of Treasure Island in March 2020.

Bryony Lavery’s acclaimed adaptation, first seen at the National Theatre, will be produced by AUB Productions, a cross-discipline group of actors, set and costume designers, make-up artists, scenic artists and other production specialists all either studying or working at the University.

Second year students work on two distinct pathways as designers or makers.  Costume making students have been working from designs for pirate costumes created by Costume Construction Senior Lecturer Wayne Martin, and will be marked on their costumes, some of which will feature in next year’s production of Treasure Island.

Meanwhile, Design students working from the script on a more open brief, will be taking advice from directors as well as considering budget and the impact of both small and large venues on their ideas.