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