Someone Who’ll Watch Over Meby Frank McGuinness
“We are in a decidedly perilous position, to put it mildly”’
Inspired by the abduction of Brian Keenan taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. The play focuses on the trials and tribulations of an Irishman, an Englishman and an American who are kidnapped and held hostage by unseen Arabs in Lebanon.
Adam, an American doctor; Edward, an Irish journalist; and Michael, an English academic, have little to unite them beyond being human in the same small space. Yet somehow, together, they determine to ward off madness and forestall despair. Somewhere lurk their unseen captors yet, in the cell, there are stories of adventure and love, there is song and laughter, and even a surge of writing, cocktaildrinking and movie-making.
Directed by Andrew Flynn, this production stars actors, Diarmuid De Faoite, Dara Devaney and Simon Coury.
“Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me sees Frank McGuinness at the very top of his form, extracting from the depths of the human condition uncrushable determination, passion and compassion, anger and jealousy, spite and fear and lashings of black subversive humour” - The Irish Times
“Flynn’s direction allows the relationships between the men a full range of emotions: intense dislike as well as need, empathy and love, expressed in tiny gestures of physical intimacy” - The Guardian
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