Important information: If you are interested in joining PARTS for 2019/20, please do not buy your membership now. We kindly ask you to sign up at your freshers fair or with the link below so we can give you all the information and dates you need. Your membership type could be based on auditions. We will inform all those that are interested in joining our society when they need to buy their membership through the SUBU website. Can't attend your freshers fair? We will be sharing all important information on our social media platforms (linked on this page). Our society is open to every BU and AUB student, we do not have limited places!
Interested in joining PARTS for 2019/20? Use the following sign up form: https://forms.gle/nCtZUgSAQnsgPCs6A
After you have signed up we would love to see you at our taster session! Our taster session is on the 1st of October in Kimmeridge House (BU Campus) between 7 pm and 10 pm
Why Join Us?
1) You’ll have the chance to be part of; a fully staged musical production in a professional venue, smaller-scale plays and productions, a variety of workshops and share your talents in 3 showcases.
2) You’ll learn new skills and gain confidence through being a part of the productions, showcases and workshops that are run throughout the year.
3) You’ll make new friends and be part of our big PARTS family
Who are we and what do we do?
The award-winning Performing Arts Society (PARTS for short!) has been part of the Student Union at Bournemouth University for over 18 years.
The society provides the chance for students from all courses, at both Bournemouth University & Arts University Bournemouth, to come together and share their talents in a variety of areas (including musical theatre, drama, dance, singing, costume, backstage management, tech, hair and make-up, comedy and improv). PARTS has been one of the Student Union's 5* societies for the past four years and has won SUBU’s Event of the Year award for Grease (2014), American Idiot (2017) and most recently Half a Sixpence (2019). We have also been the winners of the Community Impact Award (2019) and were runners up in the National Society Awards for Best Student-Led event in 2016.
This year, PARTS put on a 6-show production of Half a Sixpence at the Shelley Theatre. The show was a huge success and our cast and backstage team had an amazing time rehearsing and preparing for the show. We also worked alongside students and members with the production of the play ‘A Murder At’, which was the winner of Best Project at the Bournemouth University Project Management Institute Exhibition Day.
Each year the society stages a full-scale musical production in the Spring term and we also host three showcases each academic year, allowing all our members of the society to show off their hidden talents. We also love providing workshops for members to increase their skill set and help them gain confidence in a variety of area. And PARTS isn’t just for performers, we have opportunities for students interested in tech, hair, makeup, costuming and more!
We are excited to announce our production for Spring 2020 will be Chicago!
Winter Showcase; Spring Showcase; Summer Showcase
When and Where?
Rehearsals for our annual production of Chicago will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings weekly (including some Sundays closer to show week), with various social events, showcases and workshops at varying times throughout the year. There are plenty of performing and non-performing opportunities even if you aren't in the production!
Meet the Committee for 2019/20
President: Sam Orbell
Communications: Isabella Darke
Treasurer: Olivia Hall
Health & Safety: Caitlin MacLeod
Equipment & Events: Katie McCamley
Meet the Production Team of Chicago for 2019/20
Producer: Matt Adams
Director: Alex Lushington
Assistant Director: Nicolas Lamy
Assistant Musical Director: Lou Whalley
Choreographer: Ella Murray
Production Manager: Caitlyn Keaney
Stage Manager: Flora Davies
Deputy Stage Manager: Arthur Fleetham
Society Patron: Nick Welch OBE
Charity of the Year 2019/20: Mind