Tryst Announces New Autumn Show
Tryst Theatre's autumn show will be the hilarious Scots comedy "Cambusdonald
Royal" by James Scotland.
It will be staged in Grangemouth's Bowhouse Community Centre on November
The play is set in Brother Barnabas's cell in the Abbey of Cambusdonald
in the Lothians of Scotland in April 1465.
The monks' routine is disrupted when Mother Mary and fifty-seven nuns
from the nearby convent of St. Ursula's seek refuge in the monastery after
their building is accidentally destroyed by two less-than-holy sisters
who have been distilling a secret liqueur.
The antics of Brother Barnabas and his sidekicks Brother Donatus and
Brother Simon further complicate matters, while the imminent arrival of
the top Cardinal in the land adds to the general mayhem with hilarious
Alan Clark attempts to direct the entertaining madness and the cast of
thirteen features a blend of experienced actors and a new face.
The lead role of Brother Barnabas is played by Jim Allan and he is brilliantly
supported by such stalwarts as Brian Paterson as Brother Donatus, Brian
Tripney as Brother Simon, Malcolm Newlands as the Abbot, Amanda Gourlay
as Mother Mary, Joanne Davidson as Sister Diligence, Jennifer Marjoribanks
as Sister Innocentia, Rhona Law as Helen of Troy, Gary Grugen as Lawrence
of Liddesdale, Carol Clark as Messalina, Alan Clark as the Cardinale Legate
and Frank T Murray as Brother Humphrey.
The set construction is in the capable hands of Roberto de War and Peter
"Bob the Builder" Tripney.
Tryst President Frank T Murray said: "We last did a James Scotland
farce some twenty years ago so it's high time to re-introduce our audiences
to his madcap comedy.
"And we're delighted to welcome Katie Marjoribanks who makes her
acting debut with Tryst in the role of Berengaria de Rohan.
"Cambusdonald Royal is a great laugh from beginning
to end. As it's likely to be very popular, early booking is advisable.
Tickets, priced £7 and £5 (concessions) are now available
from the Tryst Box Office on 01324 715886."