What We Do
Welcome to BUST! We are a chosen family of actors, directors, playwrights, producers and students with nothing better to do on a Wednesday afternoon but hang around the Edge and be enjoyably dramatic. We put on snazzy performances throughout the year, run fun weekly informal workshops and have a blast at regular and varied socials.
Since the society was founded back in 1969, we have put on a vast array of theatre productions at venues in and around Bath. We will be putting on performances in October, December, March and April, as well as projects like 24 hour play and Vagina Monologues, which anyone who auditions can be in. We also take part in the annual Bath Fringe Festival, and though diverse and ever-changing, are proud of the loving and inclusive good vibes BUST has to offer anyone who wants to join us!
If you’re new to Bath this year, we’re putting on Noises Off as a Fresher’s only show, with auditions in the first few weeks of Uni. We’d love for you to get involved and audition, or come and meet BUST at our various freshers events, like the Murder Mystery night. For more information just check out our facebook, instagram (bustoninsta), or contact one of the committee members – our details are below. You’re also very welcome to just turn up to a weekly workshop, which are usually every Wednesday at 7:30 in the Weston Studio in the Edge.
Reasons to Join Us
BUST is the best of both worlds. We provide regular acting workshops and opportunities to be in serious performances of many different kinds – comedy, tragedy, post-modern, student written, Shakespeare, - as well as encouraging student writing and directing. Just as importantly, we also see ourselves as a bit of a family. We have regular socials and drinks after workshops, and really do love and welcome anyone who wants to be part of BUST. We are proudly made up of many different nationalities, subject choices and personalities, but we all love a good bit of messing about on stage and also work hard to produce some good quality (student) theatre.
But don’t take our word for it, check out all the sweet awards we’ve won:
- In 2017, we won Best Arts Society, two of our committee members cried, and we all felt very warm and fuzzy inside.
- In 2016, we were nominated for Best Arts Society and Best Society Event.
- In 2013, we won Best Society Event for our performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It was lit.
- In 2012, we swept the floor with Best Overall Society, Best Society Event, (Sleeping Beauty the Pantomime), and Best Overall Activity Group.
We bet that with your talent, shy charm and sparkling personality you can help make this society even better than it is already. Come to a weekly workshop and try it out - everyone is able to be as much or as little involved as they like and still be an important part of what makes BUST great.
Come and Meet Us
We welcome all new members at any time throughout the year, and no acting, writing, producing or directing experience is required!
Workshops are held every Wednesday from 7-9pm, usually in the Weston Studio, or 3WN3.7 if not (it will be confirmed in the weekly email and on Facebook), and are often held by different members, varying across all genres of acting and organised fun, followed after by drinks in the parade bar and unorganised fun. We'll be handing out leaflets with a little BUSTy schedule of all our upcoming events on the parade in freshers week, as well as publicising them on facebook and instagram.
If you do have any questions at all, or you want to get involved with running a workshop, please get in touch with committee by email, write on the facebook page, message us on instagram, or send over a carrier pigeon, and we'll be more than happy to chat.