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Sparks Fly! Tryst To Stage New Burns Play During "For Falkirk's Sake"

Tryst Theatre is staging the premiere of a new play about Robert Burns in Falkirk in July.

The award-winning Falkirk actors are presenting Sparks of Celestial Fire by Larbert-based writer Kenneth N. Ross during the inaugural arts festival "For Falkirk's Sake".

It’s the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed play "The Lockerbie Bomber" which won five-star reviews at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

"For Falkirk's Sake" will be held in the Alehouse in Behind the Wall from 27 July to 2 August.

The play's Director Alan Clark said: “With summer holidays fast approaching, it won’t be possible to rehearse and learn the words of the 75-minute play in time. So the organisers have asked us to perform it with scripts, presenting it as if it were a radio play. It’ll be a fun and informal way to premiere the play.

"It mixes comedy and drama to paint a striking picture of Burns' astonishing life, including his many sexual exploits, and even has a section about the time he visited Falkirk’s Carron Ironworks and was turned away. And Burns would surely approve that we're performing his play in a pub!"

Ten Tryst actors are involved. Brian Paterson is Burns, Carol Clark is Jean Armour and the eight Narrators are Jimmy Cairns, Kareen Cairns, Joanne Davidson, Rhona Law, Alan Clark, Elaine Cull, Brian Tripney and Jim Allan. They’ll also be joined on stage by top Falkirk musician and Burns authority Ian Scott.

Tryst are appearing at The Alehouse on the afternoon of Tuesday July 29 at 2pm.

Tickets, priced £5, are available from the Steeple Box Office on 01324 506850 . - Tryst Theatre is a registered Scottish charity, No SC003303