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Someone who'll watch over me

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Someone Who'll watch over me

Creative Team

Director - Rhys McClelland
Designer - Georgia Lowe
Lighting Designer - Kath Sullivan
Costumes - Georgia Lowe

Cast

Mark Curtis
Robert Maskell
Kevin Watt

Frank McGuiness’s chilling hostage drama.

19th September to 7th October 2006

Inspired by the true account of former hostage, Irish author Brian Keenan, SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME tells the story of three hostages who find themselves plunged into the terrifying underbelly of Lebanon during war. The play probes into the complex human spirit that both helps and hinders our survival in the most desperate of circumstances.

The Broadway Studio Theatre is an intimate fringe venue within a large, impressive 1930’s building in the heart of South East London. The production of cult classic Trainspotting by Harry Gibson in 2005 followed by a rare production of Anthony Burgess’ original version of the controversial A Clockwork Orange has established this ambitious south London fringe venue as a hot spot for new talent.

SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME is a life-affirming story of determination and imagination, of friendship and laughter and above all of the human capacity for survival. It is a play that should not be missed, and that once seen, will certainly not be forgotten.

“Frank McGuinness’s play made me choke and cry and laugh and hold myself.”
Brian Keenan.

SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME
opened at The Broadway Studio Theatre, Catford, SE6 4RU on Tuesday 19th September 2006 and ran for three weeks.


REVIEWS

Plays International
All three actors have prodigious technical reserves. There is outstanding work from Curtis who reads frequently from the Koran with a lucid musical diction that acts on the listener like a valium rush.
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'The first production from the Yaller Skunk Theatre Co is distinguished by the uniformly excellent cast'
'Rhys McClellands direction is perfectly nuanced'
'A new reading of a great work that gives the West End mainstream theatres a canter for their cash. And while many a small venue punches above its weight, this one positively pulverises'
'Entirely Unmissable'
South London Press

'All three actors are entirely believable in their roles, which is exactly what the script demands, and the reward comes with the robust applause'
The Stage

'Someone Who'll Watch Over Me is a beautifully crafted piece of theatre...It is packed with vivid emotion'
News Shopper

'The acting is so powerful you immediately feel a connection to these three men'
WhatsOnStage

'The subtle direction of Rhys McClelland and the fantastic performances of Kevin watt, Mark Curtis and Robert Maskell communicate their obvious respect for the play, making is second to none'
'This is the first production from Yaller Skunk. After their magnificent debut, let's hope we see a lot more of them'
Bromley Times

 

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