Tuesday 7 August 2012 | By Ana-Claudia Magaña
ED2012 Theatre Review: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (New Celts Productions with Inkwell Productions)
In this captivating theatrical production about insanity, religion, and the inexplicable nature of war, three men are kidnapped in Lebanon. All three actors were spectacular in their performance, yet the highlight was Irish prisoner Edward (played by Christopher Cubitt), who moved the audience to tears and laughter as he conveyed raw, honest emotion. The American character’s accent was messy and unconvincing, but this was a well-directed revival of Frank McGuinness’s 1992 script. The play incorporates a good mix of humour whilst retaining its dramatic qualities; at times, it was unclear whether the audience should laugh or cry, or both. The set design was simplistic, keeping our attention on the actors and story.
C eca, 4-26 Aug (even dates only), 4.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ana-Claudia Magaña]