UCW performing arts students to stage degree work in Bristol and London

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University Centre Weston performing arts students are staging a number of performances in Bristol and London in the coming weeks to showcase their degree work.

The students have formed their own theatre companies to devise, produce and promote the performances at the Pleasance Theatre in London (May 17-19), and Loco Klub (May 22 and 23) and Tobacco Factory (May 28 and 29) in Bristol.

The companies, called Atomic Rhubarb, Imprint, Snatch Theatre and Zero Hour, will perform their original work under the title of Points of Departure.

The shows promise to entertain audiences, with the work ranging from absurdist comedy to social commentary.

John Dickinson, the UCW curriculum coordinator for performing arts, said: “These emerging performers have come up with pieces that are provocative and thought-provoking, funny and moving.

“While the skills and creative aspects of performance are at the centre of what we do at UCW, these opportunities to gain hands-on experience of professional theatre-making really set us apart.

“I’m sure audiences are going to love the shows, and I’m really impressed by the quality of work we will be showcasing in prestigious venues in London and Bristol.”

The performing arts degrees at UCW are delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University.

All performances start at 7:30pm and ticket prices start at £8.

Points of Departure

Looking for Baby Daddy by Atomic Rhubarb – A tale of confusion, delusion and more confusion…

H.E.I.S.T by Imprint – Cunningly criminal, persistently playful and belly-busting banter!

Fighting Talk by Snatch Theatre – Dishing the dirt on the F word.

The Vanishing by Zero Hour – Time to remember. Time to be forgotten. But how much time is there?