Established 1978

Tryst's Latest Triumph

May 18, 2004

Hard on the heels of Tryst's success at the Scottish Finals with Travels With My Aunt, the play which took second place at the district final - The Hitch-Hiker by Lucille Fletcher - won first place at the East Kilbride Rep One Act Festival last weekend and was awarded the John McNicol Cup.

The team also lifted the Betty McAuley Trophy for best staging, recognising the hard work of the lighting, sound and stage crew.

Adjudicator Jim Gibson praised the team on a well thought out production, noting the good use of tableaux by director Jim Allan. He also commented upon the good, strong acting throughout, the excellent period sound effects, the atmospheric use of light and shadow and the subtle suggestion of distance created by the telegraph poles on the set.

As well as collecting two trophies, the production also led to a nomination for the Best Actor award for young lead actor Brian Tripney. The adjudicator commended Brian for his well modulated voice and for taking on such a challenging role as Ronald Adams, a part originally written for Orson Welles.

Tryst president Frank Murray was delighted with the news: "The club are on cloud nine, heading for seventh heaven! Congratulations to all involved for a tremendous team effort."