Cam­bus­lang ac­tor im­presses on stage

Ai­dan’s per­for­mancea­t­end of course shows ded­i­ca­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

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

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