24th to 28th April 2018
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
A remarkable piece of theatre by the Irish playwright Frank McGuinness, gripping, inspiring and leavened with humour.
Directed by Glynn Oram.
Inspired by the experiences of Brian Keenan and John McCarthy who were held captive in the Lebanon in the 80s, ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ introduces an American doctor, confined with an Irish journalist and an English academic in a dank prison. A universal exploration of strategies for survival and a reminder that we are always stronger together, whatever circumstances or cultural differences exist. The play follows an emotional journey as the men rally against the uncertainty of their future, survive and stave off despair by finding common ground, search for camaraderie and use humour and imagination to take them beyond the four prison walls.
Please note that this play contains language that some may find offensive.