Performing arts students will tread the boards for a series of plays at the Old Town Hall in High Wycombe.

The talented Bucks New University third-year students will be performing shows at The Old Town Hall in High Wycombe town centre, owned by the Wycombe Swan theatre, and in Banbury, Oxfordshire, Oxford, Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire and in Camden, London.

DNA by Dennis Kelly, a tragic thriller which turns darker is being performed at Etcetera Theatre in Camden High Street, on February 19 and at The Old Town Hall on February 21.

Students will take on the farce Rumours, featuring a tangled tale of lies and deception, by Neil Simon at The Mill Arts Centre in Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, at 7pm on February 27 and at The Old Town Hall at 7.30pm on March 1.

They will be performing The Fastest Clock in the Universe, a two-act play by Philip Ridley, at The Old Town Hall at 7.30pm on February 20 and at Old Fire Station Theatre in George Street, Oxford, at 7.30pm on March 2.

A provocative and edgy drama, it is now regarded as a contemporary classic.

King Charles III by Mike Bartlett is at The Old Town Hall in High Wycombe at 7.30pm on March 5 and at The Old Town Hall in High Street, Hemel Hempstead, at 7.30pm on March 16.

It centres on the accession and reign of King Charles III of the United Kingdom, the possible regal name of the real Charles, Prince of Wales, and a possible limiting of the freedom of the press.

Course leader Dr Nic Fryer said: “We are really proud of the way our third year students work independently to produce and direct shows in professional theatres around the country. 

“The shows this year offer a great range of styles that hopefully offer everyone something to enjoy.”

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