Cambuslang actor impresses on stage
Aidan’s performanceatend of course shows dedication
A talented acting student from Cambuslang has taken to the stage to perform in front of an audience of influential industry professionals ahead of his graduation.
Aidan Curran, who studied HND Acting and Performance at City of Glasgow College, took to the stage at Glasgow’s Scottish Youth Theatre for his end-of- year diploma show.
Each student got the opportunity to perform two pieces of their choosing, with the intention of impressing those in attendance and being invited to audition for jobs, network or meet with an agency.
The 20-year old, who is a former pupil at Stonelaw High School, said: “I decided to perform two very different pieces because I wanted to show that I can portray a range of characters.
“The first monologue I did is by a writer called Gregory Buck. It’s about a socially awkward man who doesn’t go into shops or speak to girls under a certain age because he doesn’t understand the concept of boundaries.
“The second one was a more upbeat, inspirational piece about being able to achieve whatever you want to in life.”
Aidan continued: “I had mixed feelings about performing in our diploma show – I was proud to show how far we’ve come since starting the course but sad because it was our last production with the college and I loved the time I spent there.
“For me, the highlight was probably performing in Macbeth because I’d never done Shakespeare before.
“All the shows were packed and we got great feedback from the audience each night. I’d love to do it again.”
Anne Macleod, Acting and Performance lecturer at City of Glasgow College, directed the diploma show.
She said: “The students’ diploma show was a huge success and I was delighted to see how dedicated the students were during all the rehearsals.
“The annual show gives our graduating students the opportunity to perform in a professional environment which is great experience for them as they prepare for working in the industry.”
College Aidan Curran was studying for an HND Acting and Performance