Performing Arts students set for series of shows


Date: 20th Feb 2019

Final-year BA (Hons Performing Arts (Film, TV, and Stage) students are taking to the stage at a variety of venues over coming weeks for a trio of shows combining murder mystery, farcical comedy, and forbidden love.

Edge-of-your-seat suspense is in order for murder mystery comedy play A Murder Has Been Renounced, at the Old Town Hall, part of Wycombe Swan Theatre, in St Mary Street, High Wycombe, at 7.30pm on Tuesday (26 February). Tickets £6 (£3 concessions).

A Murder Has Been Renounced will also be performed at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, in Altwood Road, Maidenhead, at 7pm on Tuesday 12 March, with tickets £7 (£3 concessions).

Money, madness and mayhem are set to collide in the farcical comedy Funny Money, which is at the Old Town Hall in High Wycombe at 7.30pm next Thursday (28 February). Tickets £6 (£3 concessions). Students then take Funny Money to Albany Theatre in Albany Road, Coventry, at 7pm on Wednesday 6 March, with tickets £8 (£4 concessions).

The students will also be treading the boards with The Ballad of House Zennor, a tale of love and loss through the eyes of Cornwall’s mythical fairy Piskies, at the Old Town Hall at 7.30pm on Monday 4 March. Tickets £6 (£3 concessions).

The show is then at South Hill Park, in Ringmead, Bracknell, at 7pm on Monday 18 March. Tickets are £7 (£5.50 concessions).

Senior Lecturer Jem Kelly said: “We have a range of genres for people to enjoy and we hope we’ll be joined by enthusiastic audiences for a series of high-quality productions.

“Students have held fundraising events to finance the shows and we are all hugely proud of their efforts and anticipate some fantastic performances.

“Solving the mystery in A Murder Has Been Renounced will have people on their edge of their seats quivering with anticipation, and Funny Money is a trip back to the 90s for an intense and high stakes evening of comedy and laughter, full of twists and turns.

“The Ballad of House Zennor is a tale of forbidden lovers which blends comedy, original music, unrequited love, and unmerciful loss that we are sure will capture audiences’ imaginations.”

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