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'Gripping' Centre Stage Production Finds Success

'The Last Days of Camelot' was staged last weekened at the Arts Lecture Theatre


By Josh Pizzuto-Pomaco


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Last weekend’s Centre Stage production ‘The Last Days of Camelot’ was a ‘massive success’, the creator of the play has said. 


The AUSA affiliated Centre Stage Theatre Company runs drama workshops every week, as well as staging multiple productions throughout the academic year. 


Gavin Williamson, the society’s treasurer, told The Gaudie that the most recent set of performances was well received by audiences gathered in the University’s Arts Lecture Theatre. 


Written and directed by Mr Williamson, ‘The Last Days of Camelot’ is a spin on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Featuring a cast of seven and a crew of four, the play was produced over the last two months. 


The plot focuses on Jaheris (the younger brother of the legendary Ser Gawain) who uncovers an affair between Queen Guinevere and Ser Lancelot and plunges Arthur’s kingdom into chaos. 


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Audience members praised the production's "shocking twist" and "gripping" action scenes.


Mr Williamson said: “The performances were both massive successes with a great opening night on Saturday. Attendance was some of the highest Centre Stage has seen since the Covid lockdowns which was amazing to see.


"The characters, costumes, lights, audio and stage combat all came together perfectly to bring Camelot to life for the audience."
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Mr Williamson, who is leaving Aberdeen this summer, said he was grateful for the years of memories made through Centre Stage. 


He commented: “I gave a fond farewell speech on the Sunday night thanking the society and the audience for an amazing few years of drama and storytelling.


"It was a very emotional moment but I was very grateful to be surrounded by such a wonderful cast and crew of friends."

If you are interested in getting involved with Centre Stage, you can follow them on Instagram at @aucentrestage or email secretary@centrestageaberdeen.co.uk




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