Twins tread the boards in Orwell classic

Kirsty and Lauren are pictured in costume for the production of 'Animal Farm'.

Kirsty and Lauren are pictured in costume for the production of 'Animal Farm'.

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Kirriemuir twins Kirsty and Lauren Campbell took centre stage recently in the City of Glasgow College production of ‘Animal Farm’.

Former Webster’s High School pupils, Kirsty and Lauren, 19, played the roles of storyteller and female lead Clover the horse respectively – the latter of whom opposes ‘animalism’, which represents Communism during the Russian Revolution.

Kirsty said: “I have played narrator roles several times before so I think I was cast in that role because of my experience. In the future, I’d like to branch out and try something else but I really enjoyed performing to the public in ‘Animal Farm’.

Lauren, the older by 14 minutes, added: “I’ve never played the lead in a stage production before so it was quite challenging but I really enjoyed it.

“I read Animal Farm when I was younger and used to love watching the animated film but I don’t think I really understood the meaning behind it.

“Now, I have a much better understanding of its significance.”

The twins, who now live in Kincardine, Fife, and are studying HNC Acting and Performance at City of Glasgow College, already have experience as extras in various productions, including the U.S. television series ‘Outlander’.