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