An Ode to the Insane Talent of Colin Morgan (Part One)
1. Nothing to Confess, May 2005.
Nothing to Confess (written by Iain Heggie) was one of ten different monologues recorded and shown in a unique presentation, collectively called I Confess. It was shown at The Arches Theatre in Glasgow in May of 2005.
This performance would have been recorded at the end of his first year at RSAMD (Royal Scottish Academy for Music and Drama, now known as Royal Conservatoire Scotland).
If you have never seen this performance, do yourself a favour and do so now:
His performance is stunning. You—as the priest listening to the confession of Colin’s fresh-faced, cheery character—must sit and listen as his tale takes a very sinister turn. It’s even more mind-blowing when you realize that Colin was only 19 years old at the time of this recording. (As a side note…how lovely is his accent here?)
Interesting to note that in this review of the play, Colin is the only actor that is mentioned by name. Foreshadowing, perhaps?
For those of you that might want a transcript to better follow along with Colin and his wee Irish accent, you can find that here: