Productions

BSA DEGREE PRODUCTIONS

We are thrilled to announce our latest public performances from our BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen graduating students.

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BLOOD WEDDING

Written by Federico García Lorca

Directed by Aaron Parsons


“If you call me, I’ll come. If you told me to fly, I’d follow you through the air like grass in the wind.”

A wedding is set. A blood vow is broken. The wrath of a village is unleashed…

Set amid sun-baked hillsides and sprawling rural planes, Federico García Lorca’s explosive Blood Wedding explores the unquenchable, forbidden passion that tears through the heart of a local couple’s impending marriage with ferocious consequences.

Riven with passion and hot blood, this is a tale that is both mysterious and elemental; spirited and human. Written by the author of The House of Bernarda Alba and Yerma, in the summer of 1932, Lorca’s original Blood Wedding foreshadowed the violence that would soon engulf his beloved home and lead to his own tragic death.

In this version, performed by graduating students of Bristol School of Acting, Harlem Renaissance originator Langston Hughes infuses the story with a deep-set, earthly poetry and Jack Drewry’s original composition, that breathes new life into this age-old collision of love and hate.

By Federico García Lorca, Translated by Langston Hughes, Adapted by Melia Benssusen
Directed by Aaron Parsons
Designed by Aldo Vázquez
Lighting design by Amy Mae
Original composition and sound design by Jack Drewry

ELSINORE

Directed by Tom Brennan

Devised by the Company

WELCOME TO ELSINORE. THE ROYAL CASTLE OF DENMARK.

A prince mopes around the corridors.

The Queen is shagging her dead husband’s brother.

Ghosts roam in the forest out back.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark…

From the Year One Company of The Wardrobe Ensemble and Bristol School of Acting’s Theatre-Making programme, comes a new show to catch the conscience of the king.

Bringing together wild movement, vivid storytelling and candid extracts from our diaries, elsinore is a radical reworking of Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece.

 

 

 

THOSE WHO TRESPASS

Written by Matthew Dunster

Directed by Kalungi Ssebandeke

“I mean…. It. Is. The. Future. It’s safe. That’s it for me. Security. That’s it.” 

The developers have had their way – an old way of living has been cleared away for Water City, a futuristic, secure development, where you can live and work and shop. Even the affordable housing is reassuringly expensive. But in the shadow of the shimmering glass and steel, some people feel like everything is being taken away. 

Written by Matthew Dunster, Those Who Trespass explores the differences between two groups of people; the mistrust, the fear and the tragic collision when these two groups come together. 

Those Who Trespass is performed by graduating students of Bristol School of Acting.

Written by Matthew Dunster
Directed by Kalungi Ssebandeke
Designed by Olivia Jamieson
Lighting design by George Seal
Sound design by Dinah Mullen

ANGELS IN AMERICA

PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES

Written by Tony Kushner

Directed by Stuart Wood

One of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, Tony Kushner’s sweeping drama unfolds in Reagan’s embittered America, as its glorious protagonists wrestle with life, death, heaven and hell.

Plagued by the ghosts of his ancestors and abandoned by his lover, AIDS-infected Prior Walter is visited by angels… elsewhere, closeted political fixer Roy Cohn denies he has the virus and strives to preserve his reputation.

In this swirling hot pot of boisterous modern America, the nation’s reaction to the sickness – and its sufferers – is laid bare.

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches premiered in May 1991 and has collected numerous awards since, including Best Play at the 1993 Tony Awards and the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The National Theatre’s lauded 2017 production with Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and Denise Gough landed it further acclaim. 

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches is performed by graduating students of Bristol School of Acting.

Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Stuart Wood
Designed by Mayou Trikerioti
Lighting design by Hugo Dodsworth
Sound design by Joseff Harris

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