Tryst Theatre will be sponsored by Mitchells
Roberton, Glasgow's oldest firm of solicitors, for its 2009
Announcing the sponsorship, Tryst President Frank Murray said:
"Tryst is very grateful for Mitchell Roberton’s
wonderful support in these financially-challenging times.
"Sponsorship of the arts is vital for a club such as
Tryst. As a result of their generous backing, we have decided
to enter two English drama festivals, in Felixstowe and Welwyn
Garden City, and the sponsorship will help us with our travel
Frank added: "It's a busy time for the club. Our play,
After Liverpool, was runner-up in the finals
of the Scottish Community Drama Association one-act play festival
in Edinburgh while our other production, Someone Who'll
Watch Over Me, will open in Falkirk Town Hall on
May 23 and then go on tour."
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me concerns three
men who find themselves taken hostage and chained up together
in a Beirut cell in 1989. It's based on the real-life ordeals
of Brian Keenan, Terry Waite and John McCarthy.
They are simultaneously terrified, powerless, angry and bored.
The riveting play explores how they survive and how they deal
with the very real prospect of going insane.
Heartrendingly compassionate, tenderly tragic but also uproariously
funny, it also presents their daily crisis and man's inhumanity
to man, and how in the midst of the horror they find strength
from communication, humour and faith.
The three actors are Brian Paterson, Jim Allan and Alan
Clark, who also directs, and the crew is Brian Tripney, David
Allan, Carol Allan, Carol Clark, Karen Paterson and Brian
Mitchells Roberton Chairman Donald Reid said: "Tryst
are one of Scotland's leading amateur clubs and we're delighted
to support them. Their versatile actors tackle a varied repertoire
with skill and style and we wish them well in 2009."
Our picture shows Donald Reid joining the cast of Someone
Who'll Watch Over Me in their Beirut cellar.