Drama students put Bums on Seats

Drama students put Bums on Seats

HNC Performing Arts students at Ayrshire College have put on their final production of the year.

‘Bums on Seats’ is a comedy drama set within a theatre, which the college drama students performed twice on the same day at the Riverside building of the Ayr Campus.

The matinee performance at 2pm was well received before they brought the house down with the 7pm performance.

Sean Pollock, 20 from Kilwinning, who played two different characters, said “Both performances went so well. There was a bit more laughter with the second audience, but they both seemed to really enjoy it.

“It felt great to do a comedy - I was buzzing to get the next laugh.”

Gemma Trainor, 19 from Barassie, who also played two characters, said “This play had everything - infidelity, death, birth. I really enjoyed it. I’d like to thank our lecturer and director Anne Lindsay, who works really hard. We can’t credit her enough - she was brilliant; always positive.”

Lewis Macnaughton, 22 from Dalry, played a character called Hugo and he said “I think at the start of this course you could tell that we weren’t that knowledgeable about different methods of acting. We’ve really come on leaps and bounds since then.”

While Jan Jebavy, a 25-year-old from the Czech Republic who joined the group at HNC level, while the others were all part of last year’s NC course, said “It was a tight collective before I joined. Actors work very closely together, so coming new into that environment isn’t the easiest thing to do. Especially with my personality. But I’ve really enjoyed it and enjoyed both of these performances.”

All four actors have plans to progress to the College’s HND Performing Arts course at the Ayr Campus, although Lewis is taking a year out to study Make-Up Artistry at the Kilwinning Campus before returning to the stage.

8 May 2017

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