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LAURANCE RUDIC (1952 - )
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Laurance Rudic, born 10 Sep 1952, was a leading member of Giles Havergal's Glasgow Citizens Theatre company from 1971-1996. He has also worked with 7:84 Theatre company, T.A.G., and Pitlochry Festival Theatre with Clive Perry. In London he has played at the Shaw Theatre, The Royal Court Upstairs, the Almeida Theatre, the Mermaid Theatre, and with the Ian McKellan/Edward Petherbridge Company at the Royal National Theatre. He describes himself as a creative storyteller and monologist using his acting abilities to explore the multi-dimensionality of life through improvisational works, most of which are autobiographical. His approach to performance is an ongoing search for the psycho-spiritual, much of which has been inspired by his frequent travels in other cultures. At present he lives in Cairo, Egypt.
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When Laurance Rudic was growing up in Glasgow's west end in the early 1960s, he'd seek sanctuary in his family's flat's basement. Here he'd fantasise imaginary, more enlightened worlds. Either that, or else, in a country where tough guys were king and homosexuality was still illegal, explore his own and others' sexuality through play. More than 40 years on, and this most brilliantly fearless and charismatic of actors autobiographical solo show for Glasgay retains that same wide-eyed openness discovered by his former self. Over 85 minutes of loosely-strungtogether reminiscence, we meet Rudic as outsider, ingenue and seeker after truth, as traveller, lover and damaged innocent abroad. Nothing is hidden, as the rug he rolls out at the start of his voyage becomes the nearest thing resembling any kind of safety net, emotional or otherwise. In truth, it represents a magic carpet ride taking a brief, purging respite from all the turbulence encountered en route. Somewhere along the way, he becomes a stunning performer, first with flamboyant provocateur Lindsay Kemp, then as the Citizens' most adventurous arbiter of truth. If not quite the finished article, Rudic's casual, seemingly off-the-cuff roughness lends the piece rooted in yarns spun by such disparate bedfellows as mystic-eyed storytellers, drawing-room raconteurs and live art stand-ups a la New Yorks Taylor Mac. Fragile, vulnerable and all but reliving past pleasures and pains, Rudic swoops nervily from moment to moment with reckless honesty, but without any of the aff lictions of confessional indulgence of the worst kind. Exposed as he is, Rudic's warts and all selfportrait is a thrillingly intimate experience.
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Stand-up improvising Drama. - - Gay, full length
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