Performing Arts students taking to the stage for series of shows


Date: 21st Feb 2017

Third-year BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Film, TV and Stage) students at Bucks New University are taking to the road for a series of plays as part of their course at venues including The Old Town Hall in High Wycombe and in Clapham, London.

The line up of performances also sees the students taking to the road and treading the boards at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead; The Old Town Hall Arts Centre in Hemel Hempstead; Omnibus Clapham; and The Undercroft in Peterborough.

Course Leader Dr Nic Fryer said: "Every year our third years perform productions of their own choice within Wycombe and beyond at professional theatres. They are responsible for all aspects of the production, including technical elements, marketing, budgeting and fundraising.

"It's a really exciting opportunity and one that gives great insight into the professional world of the arts. The breadth on offer this year is particularly impressive, ranging from comedy to physical theatre and new writing. We can't wait to watch the fruits of their work!"

Mnemonic is at The Old Town Hall in Queen Mary Street, High Wycombe, at 7.30pm on 21 February (£6 and £3 concessions) and Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead at 8pm on Wednesday 8 March (£7 and £3 concessions).

The story involves crossing continents and centuries in the discovery of Otzi the iceman, a search for an absent father and the longing for a lost love.  It is an exploration of memory that questions our reliance on this most subjective of storytellers.

Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer is at The Old Town Hall in High Wycombe at 7.30pm on Monday 27 February (£6 and £3 concessions) and The Old Town Hall Arts Centre in Hemel Hempstead at 8pm on Tuesday 7 March (£7 and £4 concessions).

The plot sees Brindsley Miller, a young sculptor, and his debutante fiancée Carol Melkett, borrow some expensive, antique furniture from his neighbour Harold's flat without his permission in order to impress an elderly millionaire art collector coming to view Brindsley's work. When the power fails, Harold returns early, Brindsley's ex-mistress Clea shows up unexpectedly, and things slide into disaster for him.

Queen of the Skies is at The Old Town Hall in High Wycombe at 7.30pm on Tuesday 28 February (£6 and £3 concession) and Omnibus Clapham at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14 March (£10 and £7/£5 concessions). It is a physical, visual experience based on the life and legacy of Amelia Earhart. Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic, and the first female to attempt to fly around the world.

Pomona is at The Old Town Hall in High Wycombe at 7.30pm on Wednesday 1 March (£6 and £3 concessions) and The Undercroft in Peterborough at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 March (£6 and £4 concessions). The play centres on Ollie who is searching for her missing sister in Manchester. In desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona, an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born.

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