BA Acting Showcase Three: 14th June

The third in a three-part series of short films created by our graduating acting students, who have worked tirelessly in exceptional circumstances to explore the collaborative process of making new performances, either from an existing text or entirely new work. You will see a wide range of practice and diverse creative approaches that reflect their unique artistic interests and commitment to engaging audiences in themes of contemporary significance. Find out about each of the pieces below.

Showcase Three premieres on the 14th June and is available to watch here
Here.

BA Acting Showcase Two: 31st May

The second in a three-part series of short films created by our graduating acting students, who have worked tirelessly in exceptional circumstances to explore the collaborative process of making new performances, either from an existing text or entirely new work. You will see a wide range of practice and diverse creative approaches that reflect their unique artistic interests and commitment to engaging audiences in themes of contemporary significance. Find out about each of the pieces below.

Showcase Two premieres on the 31st May and is available to watch again
Here.

BA Acting Showcase One: 17th May

The first in a three-part series of short films created by our graduating acting students, who have worked tirelessly in exceptional circumstances to explore the collaborative process of making new performances, either from an existing text or entirely new work. You will see a wide range of practice and diverse creative approaches that reflect their unique artistic interests and commitment to engaging audiences in themes of contemporary significance. Find out about each of the pieces below.

Showcase One premiered on the 17th May and is available to watch again
Here.

Gabrielle Finnegan

Gabrielle trained in Acting at Bath Spa University, and has performed for stage and screen, most recently in the music videos for Still Life With Cats Brain, Guillem Mitchels Blooming (both of which she also directed), and the visualizer for Yellow Bellys Urgency. Her most recent stage credit was in a schools tour of Dick Whittington, In December 2020, which inspired her to create Cat and her Whittington. She is due to appear in the upcoming indie film Beautiful Monsters.

Gabrielle cast herself in this piece, owning that in order to act, you sometimes have to make your own work.

She is still so excited to be part of the project, working with such a fantastic team.

Lazy on the Lawn

Sat 22nd May & Sun 23rd May

Join us from 2pm – 4pm on the back lawn of the majestic Holburne Museum and soak up a feat of musical and performance treats. From mellow Jazz to moving cello concertos which will entertain the garden visitors. SparkFest provides an afternoon of free music and performance in what was once the pleasure gardens of Bath, sit back, relax and let the vibes flow over you.

Please arrive in plenty of time so that the entry into the venue can be carried out adhering to current restrictions.

This event is outside so please bring either a chair or blanket to sit on.

The Holburne Museum, Bath, BA2 4DB
No booking required.

Alexandra Wollacott

Alex is a Bristolian actor, movement director, facilitator, dancer and drag king who is graduating shortly from Bath School of Music and Arts. Alex has co-founded two exciting theatre companies; Inkbloc Ensemble, and From Rags to Witches. She works regularly with The egg assembly, the Bristol Old Vic and the Tobacco Factory’s outreach department, nurturing young people’s creativity and theatrical exploration.

Naledi Withers

Naledi Withers is a Bristol-based theatre maker and is one half of Momentum Acts alongside Dana Day. She has extensive training in dance and theatrical performance including a BA(Hons) in Dance and Drama with Physical Theatre, and an MA in Performing Shakespeare. She has spent 15 years working as a dance teacher and community arts practitioner and also works as a professional storyteller. She has performed in dance, drama, and musical theatre productions from a young age, including high-profile performances for Southern African Presidents and Dignitaries in her home of Botswana.

Maisie Beggan

Maisie is a 20 year old performer, musician and teacher from Swindon. She is currently in her final year, studying BA music at Bath Spa University, going on to complete her PGCE next year. Maisie is a multi instrumentalist, playing the Flute, Piano and Singing. Maisie has been involved in a number of musical theatre productions including Les Misérables (2018) and Grease (2019) at the Barn Theatre and Legally Blonde (2020) at the Theatre Royal Bath.

Holly Leggett

Originally from Brighton, Holly is an acting graduate, stand-up comedian and drag king based in Bath. After leaving university, Holly has co-founder the theatre company ‘From Rags to Witches’, and started hosting her own open mic comedy night in Bristol. Over lockdown, Holly started running the podcast ‘This is Awkward’ on Spotify and went on to win a stand-up comedy competition as part of Larkhall Festival. In her personal life, Holly loves yoga, art and all things vegan and is excited to see where her career takes her.

Misha Penton

Misha Penton is a soprano, composer, director, filmmaker, and writer. Her projects blossom in many forms: live performances, video and audio works, site specific installations, and writings. Upcoming projects include a music video EP of cyber fairytales celebrating the magnificent transformative feminine. Visit Misha’s work at mishapenton.com.