Niklas Aarre

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I started my career as an Actor, first working on Aileen Gonsalves’ production of A Winter’s Tale as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Youth Ensemble 2009. I studied BA Acting at Bath Spa University, where I played Owen Marshall in Elen Bowmen’s production of Semi-Monde by Noel Coward. This played at the Ustinov, Theatre Royal Bath and then toured to Santa Monica, USA. Work after graduation included The Lady in the Van at the Bath Theatre Royal, directed by Jonathan Church and Warner Brothers’ Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald.

At Bath Spa, my graduation piece was directing a production of Those Legs by Noel Clarke for the Bath Fringe 2017. I found my passion for directing through this project and it led to my returning to Bath to study MA Directing in 2018. During my studies, I was the assistant director to Kirstie Davis on Our Country’s Good and have recently directed Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley for the Bath SparkFest 2019. Recently I was the assistant director on a five-star production of Daddy Long Legs at the Barn Theatre. I am currently the assistant director on a Bath Spa Production of Carmen by Bizet.

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Portfolio

Daddy Long Legs – Assistant Director (Musical)

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The tale of two lives colliding unfolds through Jerusha’s letters addressing her Daddy Long Legs that work as an insight into her innermost thoughts of the world. Daddy Long Legs is an uplifting piece of theatre that questions identity whilst highlighting the importance of education, imagination and love. With a score of stunning musical numbers that are sure to set your heart soaring, Daddy Long Legs is not a show to miss out on!

Carmen – Assistant Director (Opera)

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Fate and passion collide in Bizet’s masterpiece, filled with some of the world’s most famous melodies, from the sultry Habanera to the ecstatic Toreador’s Song. But beneath the infectious score beats a dark heart that pulses with obsession. Carmen knows she’s dancing with death. This is one of the greatest operas ever written and is presented by students from Bath School of Music and Performing Arts.

Radiant Vermin – Director

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PHILIP RIDLEY’S, wickedly, comedic satire about Ollie, Jill and baby Benji, who get offered their ideal home. Some of the things they did to get it, you might find…horrible. You might even find…shocking. But they want you to know they did it all for their baby. How far would you go to get your dream home?   ****Get lost in Fantasy, Question your humanity, Bathe in the realms of Ridley****    

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Our Country’s Good – Assistant Director

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Captain Phillip believes that it is his Officers’ duty to rehabilitate convicts rather than continually punish them for their criminal past. He commissions a young and opportunistic Second Lieutenant, Ralph Clark, to stage a theatre production performed by the inmates. Battling ridicule and the threat of hanging, Ralph and the actors discover the lives they could have led if society had cast them in different roles.

 

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Spirit of Giving – Director

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Spirit of Giving was an event hosted by Bath Spa University for doners of Bath Spa University and Bath University to meet students that have been affected by their generosity and to be thanked by the organisations

I created and directed the entertainment for the event.

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Living with Demons – Co-Director

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Living with demons was a piece of Research and Development lead by Matthew Emeny (of Calf2Cow). The R&D was started to explore how to do a piece of site-specific theatre. The intention was to re-invent a theatre space into something completely different. The R&D, performance and post-show talk have given me and Matthew the initial knowledge to put on a site-specific performance. We are now working on a production based on Sally in the Woods (A Bath horror story).

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Those Legs – Director

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Directed for the Bath Fringe Festival 2017 It’s been two years since the accident in which Georgia lost the use of her legs. Her fiancé and housemates are trying their best to support her however, she cannot see past her own struggles and how much it is affecting the people closest to her. A truthful drama that holds the lives of these young people under a microscope and reveals the cracks which one horrific accident can cause.

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