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2021 July Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

An American, an Englishman and an Irish man are held captive by terrorists in Beirut. Their national biases and prejudices are intensified by their cramped confinement.

Over time resentments and recriminations give way to acknowledgements to their character strengths and weaknesses.

They learn that humour is a sure weapon against their captors and a safe armour. Each man comes to know himself by listening and sharing. Some strong language is used.

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me 2021

Times and Star

8th July 2021

Curtain goes up at Workington theatre

By Tracy Walker

THEATREGOERS can enjoy a night out when a new play opens next week.

The Theatre Royal in Workington will be staging Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, by Frank McGuinness, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Directed by Alison Shutt, it will be performed by actors Marc Goodwin, James Ridehalgh and Karl Sanderson.

“An Englishman, Irishman and American are held hostage by terrorists in Beirut,” said a spokesman.

“The cramped conditions lead to frustrations and irritations between the men, and their national and personal differences come to light.

“Over time, their conversations and shared humour bring them to understand each other and themselves. It is poignant, thought provoking, often humorous.”

This is the second play performed live at the theatre since restrictions lifted in May.

Seating is automatically socially distanced upon booking online, and a stewarded one-way system makes sure that the audience feels safe.

The theatre is currently unable to open the bar but the audience may bring their own refreshments.

Date: Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th July 2021
Start Time: 7:30pm
Doors open 30 minutes before performance times.

Tickets: £12 Concessions: £11

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