Tryst has arranged four more performances
of a controversial new play.
Tryst will perform The Lockerbie Bomber
by Kenneth N. Ross at Stirling’s MacRobert Playhouse
Theatre next month.
Director Alan Clark explained: “We performed
the play only once in May in Falkirk Town Hall, and
that was it. But afterwards we had lots of great feedback
and one review saying we should do it again. The cast
was keen to do more performances but we felt if we waited
for opportunities to come to us, we might wait long
“So the MacRobert Playhouse Theatre has been
booked for two nights and we’ll do two performances
on both nights. It’s being produced by The Nugget
Theatre Company which has been formed as an ad hoc touring
ensemble of Tryst to allow us to reach a wider audience
with the play.”
The six characters are played by Tryst stalwarts Jim
Allan, Alan Clark, Carol Clark, Rhona Law, Craig Murray
and Brian Paterson.
The bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie killed
270 people and was the worst terrorist atrocity in the
UK. The play is set in the present day and looks at
the bombing from three different perspectives –
the victims’ families, journalists investigating
the case, and the UK and US security services engaged
in covering up what happened.
The drama, which explores this veil of secrecy, links
Grangemouth, Greenock, Glasgow and Guantanamo Bay in
the gritty and fast-moving 75-minute piece.
“Twenty-four years on, Lockerbie still looms
large over Scotland and there are unanswered questions
over what happened that night and who is ultimately
responsible for two hundred and seventy deaths. As one
of the characters says: “A few people, high up
in the US and UK Governments, know exactly what happened,
but they’re never going to tell us,”"
Tryst Chairman Frank Murray said: ”Tryst members
are looking forward to their first appearance in MacRobert's
Playhouse Theatre after a successful premiere in Falkirk
earlier this year. It is very much a thought-provoking
The Lockerbie Bomber is on at The
Macrobert Playhouse Theatre, University of Stirling,
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September at 7.00pm and 9.00pm
both nights. Tickets, £10 and £9 (concessions),
from the macrobert Box Office on 01786 466666 or at
Our picture shows Brian Paterson, Carol Clark and Jim
Allan in a scene from the play.