Two down, one to go. Tryst’s production
of Art leaps boundlessly from strength to
The ball started rolling with an exhilarating performance
at Falkirk Town Hall. The local audience were treated to an
absorbing study of friendship played against a colourful palette
of comedy – and of course, the magnificent white painting.
Adjudicator Ron Nicol praised an outstanding production showcasing
brilliant teamwork. It is rumoured he also detected a “hint
of the balletic” at times.
One week later, the set was packed into a van and our very
own dynamic duo set off on a 900 mile round trip to Felixstowe.
There were many highlights of this journey: watching a caravan
part company with its wheel on the M74, the uplifting sound
of Leonard Cohen, and some expert van-based horticulture from
Jimmy Titchmarsh. Sales of Yorkie bars soared as a result.
Meanwhile, our remaining team members jumped on a flight
to Stanstead and hired a luxury team bus to make it to the
Spa Pavilion. National consumption of Yorkies was unaffected.
Thanks to theatre staff and festival organisers (especially
those who went without their sofa for a day) the technical
setup went without a hitch. The performance that followed
was no different and adjudicator Tony Rushforth was very complimentary
about the delightful ensemble playing, effortless scene changes
and highly effective sound and light.
A trip to the local Chinese restaurant after the show introduced
bemused staff to Scottish national dress. Many handshakes
and photos ensued. Sgian dhu!
Tryst now pack the van for a trip to Welwyn Garden City on
the 12th of June. Yorkies at the ready!