Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
by Frank McGuinness. Directed by Glynn Oram.
Further audition to be arranged, please contact Glynn - details below - to arrange a date you can attend
Inspired by the experiences of Brian Keenan and John McCarthy who were held captive in Lebanon in the 80s, Frank McGuinness’s 1992 three-hander introduces a US doctor called Adam, confined with an Irish journalist Edward and an English academic Michael, in a dank prison. A universal exploration of strategies for survival and a reminder that we are always stronger together, whatever the circumstances and however many 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 and fate.
The play requires three strong male leadsAdam – M 30s/40s - American
Edward – M 30s/40s – Irish
Michael – M 50s – English
Adam and Edward are physical roles, requiring a decent level of fitness. They have been imprisoned for some time with reduced rations. Beards required
Full head of hair is important for Michael who is softer in appearance.
RehearsalsMondays and Thursdays with some Tuesdays
Performances April 24 – 28 - Woodley Theatre