Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Two tal­ented Act­ing and Per­for­mance stu­dents from Castlemilk are hop­ing that their star­ring roles in a col­lege pro­duc­tion of The Plaza Suite will set them on the path to fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of fel­low Glas­gow Clyde Col­lege grad­u­ates who have en­joyed suc­cess­ful ca­reers in Hol­ly­wood.

For­mer Stonelaw High School pupils Brian McKi­gen and Scott MacKen­zie, who are both now study­ing HND Act­ing and Per­for­mance at Glas­gow Clyde Col­lege, im­pressed au­di­ence with their per­for­mances in the show and are now hop­ing to em­u­late the suc­cess of Break­ing Bad’s Laura Fraser and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Iain De Caestecker.

Twenty-one-year-old Scott, who hopes to pur­sue a ca­reer in the theatre in­dus­try, said: “This was our last col­lege pro­duc­tion so it was re­ally ex­cit­ing to see all our hard work come to­gether.

“I was cast as a man from Chicago who is on hol­i­day with his wife and another cou­ple. The most chal­leng­ing thing about play­ing this part was prob­a­bly mas­ter­ing the right ac­cent, which took a lot of prac­tice.”

The play, which was writ­ten by Neil Si­mon in 1968, is a com­edy set a ho­tel room and ex­plores the lives of three dif­fer­ent cou­ples who suc­ces­sively oc­cupy it. Di­rected by course di­rec­tor David Lee-Michael, the col­lege’s pro­duc­tion of The Plaza Suite aimed to in­tro­duce to­mor­row’s Scot­tish stage stars to Glas­gow au­di­ences.

Brian, who is also 21, ex­plained: “Per­form­ing in The Plaza Suite was a great way to round off the col­lege course and I’m re­ally ex­cited for what the fu­ture holds.

“I played Mort and I re­ally en­joyed tak­ing on that role as I think it gave me the op­por­tu­nity to show that I am a ver­sa­tile

Show time Glas­gow Clyde Col­lege stu­dents Scott MacKen­zie and Brian McKi­gen, who starred in a pro­duc­tion of The Plaza Suite

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