Tuesday, May 29, 2012
This week will see the culmination of a year of full-time study for HNC Acting and Performance students from Aberdeen College. The students will take to the stage for the final time as a group, in a production of Love on the Dole, which is based on a novel written by Walter Greenwood during the 1930s.
Thanks to the construction of the Basement Studio Theatre in the College's Gallowgate Centre last year, this will be the first time that the final performance of the course will take place within the College itself.
Love on the Dole is set in 1930s Northern England and follows the struggles of the Hardcastles, a family made up of ordinary working class people, during the mass unemployment of the Great Depression. It is a gritty drama showing the enduring power of love and also the strength of human resistance.
Performing arts lecturer at Aberdeen College Vicki Jamieson said, ""It has been an interesting experience for myself and the class studying a play about the 1930's depression in Britain and finding many similarities to the present economic climate. The students have worked hard on researching the play, creating real and truthful characters and learning their lines. The Salford accent has been particularly challenging for some, but I think they have done a great job and the show will be a credit to all of them."
Performances take place on Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June at 1.15pm and 7.15pm in the Aberdeen College Basement Theatre. Tickets can be obtained at the door. Entry to afternoon performances are free of charge, evening performance admission is £8 (£6.50 concession).