Productions

BSA DIPLOMA PRODUCTIONS

We are thrilled to announce our latest performances across our Extended Diploma Professional Acting and Dance courses.

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The Sweet Science of Bruising

By Joy Wilkinson

London, 1869. Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring.

As their lives begin to intertwine, their journey takes us through grand drawing rooms, bustling theatres and rowdy Southwark pubs, where the women fight inequality as well as each other. But with the final showdown approaching, only one can become the Lady Boxing Champion of the World.

Director – Sam Bridges
Designer – Hazel McIntosh
Sound – Joseff Harris
Lighting – Alice Boal

The Ballad of Maria Marten 

By Beth Flintoff

A thrilling retelling of Suffolk’s real-life murder mystery…

Summer, 1827. In a red barn Maria Marten awaits her lover. A year later her body is found under the floor of the barn in a grain sack, barely identifiable, and the manhunt begins.

Maria’s story sent shock waves throughout the country. The Red Barn Murder (as it became known) was national news, inspiring writers and filmmakers down the ages. The sort of gruesome tale that had all the hallmarks of a classic crime drama – a missing body, a country location, a disreputable squire and a village stuck in its age-old traditions.

Director – Hope Thain
Designer – Hazel McIntosh
Sound – Joseff Harris
Lighting – Alice Boal

Mosquitoes

By Lucy Kirkwood

Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As the Large Hadron Collider starts up in 2008, she is on the brink of the most exciting work of her life, searching for the Higgs Boson.

Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton. She spends a lot of time Googling.

When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens them all with chaos.

Director – Cameron Thorne
Designer – Hazel McIntosh
Sound – Joseff Harris
Lighting – Alice Boal

MR BURNS: a post electric play

By Anne Washburn

Can the scattered fragments of lost stories, like a smashed stained-glass window, be gathered together and remade into new shapes, for a new existence? A play about the creation of cultural memory and the power of storytelling, of ritual and theatre. How narrative helps us to survive and how story is intrinsic to the condition of being human. ‘It starts … the episode starts…’

Director – Paul Ansdell
Technical production – Dan Parry
Designer – Katy Hoste

 

The Watsons

By Laura Wade

Emma Watson comes home to live with her sisters after her Aunt decides she won’t be giving her a fortune after all. Emma and her sisters need to marry, fast. Jane Austen wrote the first part of the story in 1805 but never finished it. Laura Wade takes over in 2018 but the characters rebel against her ideas. What happens when a writer loses the plot? 

Director – Renata Allen
Technical production – Dan Parry
Designer – Katy Hoste

 

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