Spring Season 2021

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Bristol School of Acting diploma students present

The Suicide

Sam is at the end of his tether... no job, no prospects and no way of being the man he wants to be, that is until a momentous decision finally shines the spotlight his way... but the end is just another beginning... the problem is Sam's end seems to be everyone else's beginning. With the world and his wife watching every youtube upload, the corrupt politicians, tik-tok darlings and 'woke' warriors all want a piece of Sam's immortality and as the time ticks down to the grand finale, Sam's not sure if immortality is worth dying for!

 

A new take on the original by the Russain master of satire, Nikolai Erdman. Adapted by Suhayla El-Bushra and woven into the over-sensationalized media led world of british political society. Very funny, fast paces and thought provoking to the end. 

 

In these troubled times Bristol School of Acting brings you a comedy about taking control of the only thing you can when all else seems lost.. unless someone is filming it on their phone... then it's theirs really!

By Suhayla El-Bushra, after Nikolai Erdman / Directed by Sam Bridges / Designed by Aldo Vazquez

CYN Theatre / Bristol

This production is presented by final year diploma students of the Bristol School of Acting. The full time Extended Diploma in Professional Acting is a 3 A-Level equivalent course for young people 16-19 who are serious about becoming professional actors.

Find out more here.

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Bristol School of Acting diploma students present

Pish!

PISH! Unlikely tales from St Petersburg.

Adapted from the stories of Nikolai Gogol by Toby Hulse.

 

From the wonderfully absurd mind of Russia's great satirist comes a supremely daft world of talking dogs, renegade noses, coat-snatching ghosts, and lovers who would choose a puff pastry over romance.  Silly, slapstick, and strangely sad, Gogol's comic vision of St Petersburg is brought to life in this energetic, physical and totally ridiculous production, adapted by two times winner of the AATE Distinguished Play Award, Toby Hulse.  This world is full of the most outrageous nonsense - here is some of it.

Adapted and directed by Toby Hulse / Based on the stories of Nikolai Gogol / Designed by Aldo Vazquez

Tobacco Factory Theatres / Bristol

This production is presented by final year diploma students of the Bristol School of Acting. The full time Extended Diploma in Professional Acting is a 3 A-Level equivalent course for young people 16-19 who are serious about becoming professional actors.

Find out more here.

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boomsatsuma acting diploma students present

Animal Farm

“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

Adapted from the novel by George Orwell.

Who can we trust to lead us? Who should have their hands on the levers of power? George Orwell's masterpiece of political satire is brought vividly to life, with warmth and humour, by a cast of 12; aided by the use of 25 beautiful made masks. Set on Manor Farm and featuring a cruel farmer, scheming pigs, hard working horses, gullible sheep, humourous hens and a sceptical donkey, this energetic, physical and visually pleasing production explores human fallibility and how revolutions (if not properly handled) can go very wrong, very quickly, with devastating consequences.

 

Featuring 12 talented actors and directed by Sunday Times Award winner Kevin Tomlinson, this fast paced production questions whether revolutions can ever end "happily ever after" and asks, "what should one do, when one's leaders are corrupt and selfish? What should one do, when they clearly do not have your best interests at heart?". A question that is as relevant today, as it was when Animal Farm was first published over 70 years ago!

By George Orwell / Adapted and Directed by Kevin Tomlinson / Designed by Bea Wilson

Pegasus Theatre / Oxford

 

20 / 21 May at 7.30pm

This production is presented by final year diploma students of the Oxford Professional Acting Diploma. The full time Extended Diploma in Professional Acting is a 3 A level equivalent course for young people 16-19 who are serious about becoming professional actors.

Find out more here.

By Leo Tolstoy / Adapted by Helen Edmundson / Directed by Renata Allen / Designed by Bea Wilson

An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hem books

Pegasus Theatre / Oxford

 

27 / 28 May at 7.30pm

This production is presented by final year diploma students of the Oxford Professional Acting Diploma. The full time Extended Diploma in Professional Acting is a 3 A level equivalent course for young people 16-19 who are serious about becoming professional actors.

Find out more here.

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boomsatsuma acting diploma students present

Anna Karenina

A beautiful young wife has everything in her life except passion. If she takes a lover, the scandal will be overwhelming. If she falls in love, she will risk everything.

 

Brilliantly adapted for the stage by Helen Edmondson. Anna Karenina is a fast moving whirlwind of desire set in 19th Century Russia. In a search for meaning and fulfillment, romantic passion threatens everyone’s happiness. But is a life without love worth living?

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Bristol School of Acting foundation students present

Caresses

One of the most popular Spanish playwrights to have emerged in the 1990’s, Sergi Belbel’s Caresses adopts a structure used by Arthur Schnitzler in his controversial 1896 play, La Ronde. Like the play that inspired it, Caresses encapsulates a range of carefully interwoven encounters between various complex personalities, each of whom is attempting to deal with the contradictions and fraught challenges of seemingly normal contemporary relationships. In each case the emotional fragility, passion and sheer danger makes for a compelling and often dark social satire.

 

Note: This production contains very strong language and adult themes and is not suitable for anyone under 16.

The production features students from the Bristol School of Acting BA Foundation year in association with Bath Spa University. 

By Sergi Belbel / Translator John London / Director Stuart Wood 

Designer Aldo Vazquez / Lighting Will Monks / Sound Phil Zikking

Tobacco Factory Theatres / Bristol

 

20 / 21 / 22 May at 8pm

Tickets £12

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Bristol School of Acting diploma students present

Our House

The Madness Musical

It’s 1984 in London’s Camden Town. Joe Casey, on the night of his sixteenth birthday, takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado, he breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street, which is owned by Mr Pressman, a high-end property developer. The police turn up, at which point Joe’s life splits into two: Good Joe, who stays to help, and Bad Joe, who flees.

Featuring a collection of Madness hits including
House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Driving in my Car,
It Must Be Love
and of course Our House, the show is the definitive modern British musical.

The cast is drawn from the final year Acting diploma students of the Bristol School of Acting joined by the final year Dance diploma students.

By Tim Frith / Music and Lyrics Madness / Director Stuart Wood / Designer Aldo Vazquez / Lighting Will Monks / Musical Director Andy Alpass / Sound Charlie Smith

Redgrave Theatre / Bristol

14-17 July at 7.30pm

Tickets £12 / Concessions £8

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