She said: “Awkward Dating is a great mix of embarrassing, funny, creepy, desperate, sad, cringe-worthy and totally entertaining moments captured brilliantly by students of GCU’s MA TV Fiction Writing.The rehearsed readings of micro-plays has something for everyone.Below are just some of the links I have found and they may be of interest to you.
Duff is playing Sereny opposite Cliff Burnett as Stangl. “No, it’s not,” Duff says through a mouthful of roll.
“I’m glad we’re speaking this week, not last week.” It’s plain that rehearsals, working with director Gareth Nicholls, have been gruelling.
“It’s about, what does this actor need from me and what do I need from him? We had a conversation this morning that everything we’ve gone through over the last couple of weeks can only be an absolute aid to this piece.
We’ve come through something.” Duff speaks softly but with some urgency.
A rehearsed reading carries an energy which is entertaining for an audience.
The subject of this year’s scripts has certainly ignited the students’ imagination and promises to be an entertaining event.”Ann Marie Di Mambro, a lecturer on the programme and a playwright and TV script writer, has contributed a script.It’s an interesting mix, it draws you in, and I can’t help but think of detective Jackie Reid, sharing details of a case. Since then a string of meaty theatre roles – including the David Harrower monologue Ciara, for which she won her second Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland accolade in a row, and her appearance in last year’s triumphant James Plays – have repositioned Duff as a well-regarded actor, not just that woman off the telly.Taggart may have ended in 2010 and Duff has firmly reestablished herself since as a fine stage actor, but, of course, Reid is still the part for which she’s best known. But such professional challenges can take their toll, to judge by Duff’s serious mood. But I’ve found this one of the most difficult so far,” Duff admits. It used 70 hours of interviews between Sereny and Stangl, conducted over two months.Born in Vienna to Hungarian aristocracy, Sereny was a teenager at school in Paris when war broke out.After the conflict she worked for UNRRA (the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) in south German camps for displaced people.Or is it just the impact of working with such tough material as Into That Darkness? Sereny’s aim was not to prove Stangl guilty – his trial was over, he had been convicted – but to explain the mindset that lay behind the Nazi atrocities.It was, in a sense, a more subtle, complex and harrowing task.Actor Blythe Duff, a Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Cultural Fellow, is to star in Awkward Dating, a series of micro plays written by students, alumni and staff.Ms Duff will be joined by actors Paul Nivison, Dani Heron and James Young in a rehearsed reading of “embarrassing, funny, and totally entertaining” plays created by MA TV Fiction Writing students, alumni and staff on Monday, March 21. In fact she only ever have one other ambition and that was to be a mounted policewoman! A Few bad Men Taggart - Fearful Lightning Taggart - Falling In Love Taggart - Falling In Love Taggart - An Eye For An Eye Taggart - An Eye For An Eye Taggart - An Eye For An Eye Blythe's love of acting started with a school production of The Wizard Of Oz - she was immediately hooked and from that moment on she knew she wanted to be an actress.