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Tryst Bring Curtain Down On "The Lockerbie Bomber" With Two Awards

May 23, 2015

Tryst Theatre’s Carol Clark was awarded Best Actress at a major drama festival at the weekend.

And it was a double celebration for Tryst as "The Lockerbie Bomber" was also placed first in the competition.

Carol, former Depute Head at Larbert’s Ladeside Primary School, received her “Oscar” at East Kilbride RepFest, a week-long drama festival attracting Central Scotland’s top performers.

Adjudicator Jim Gibson made the awards, saying that Carol’s work was excellent and that even standing on the stage and not saying anything, her acting was hugely expressive.

He also praised Tryst’s play, saying it was an extremely moving and powerful piece of theatre by the cast which comprised Carol, Jim Allan, Alan Clark, Rhona McColl, Brian Paterson and Craig Murray - who was also nominated for Best Actor.

The festival also saw the final performance of "The Lockerbie Bomber" which Tryst have performed almost thirty times in the last three years.

Director Alan Clark said: “It was a great way to finish the run of the play by winning the festival and seeing Carol get Best Actress.

“We’ve had amazing experiences with it, performing not just in Falkirk but also in theatres as far afield as Orkney, Edinburgh and Hertford, and our two-week run on the Fringe was very special. But after three years and almost thirty performances, it’s time to move on to new projects.”

Carol is pictured with the East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club Trophy.