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