Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
by Frank McGuinness
An Englishman, an Irishman and an American are taken hostage
by unseen Arabs in Beirut in 1989. They find themselves chained
up together in a filthy cell and are simultaneously powerless,
angry, terrified and bored. So how do they survive?
The play - heartrendingly compassionate, tenderly tragic
but also uproariously funny - explores their daily crisis
and man’s inhumanity to man, how in the midst of the
horror they find strength from communication, humour and faith
and how they deal with the very real prospect of going insane.
Twenty years on, with hostages still languishing in the Middle
East, Frank McGuinness’s life-enhancing play has a timeless
relevance and resonance.
Directed by Alan Clark.
Saturday May 23, 7.30pm, Falkirk Town Hall
Tickets - £7 and £5 - from the Tryst Box Office
on 01324 715886.