Tryst Theatre are delighted to
support the inaugural Falkirk Arts Festival.
They’re staging two short plays in Behind the
Wall September 23, 24 and 25 at 7.30 pm, both written
by local writers.
We open with Shells by Falkirk writer
Howard Sargeant. It tells the poignant story of Allie,
Bel and Cat who haven't seen each other for years. When
they do catch up, there's no shortage of stories to
tell: tales of loss, frustration, and satisfying middle-aged
But some tales are too dark to tell ... even to your
The supremely talented Carol Clark, Rhona McColl and
Jean Kendall take the starring roles and Brian Paterson
is the suave support. Expect laughter, a few tears,
and some inventive swearing.
It’s paired with Burns from Bard to Worse
by Larbert writer Kenny Ross, and the terrible pun in
the title makes the point that it’s definitely
going to be played for laughs!
It’s a refreshing new take on the incredible
life story of Robert Burns, the People’s Poet,
in all his colourful and contradictory glory. Hilarious
and heartwarming, with jokes and one-liners galore,
we go in sixty minutes via his humble beginnings in
Ayrshire to the bright lights of Edinburgh, his embarrassing
visit to Falkirk, the adulation and the stardom, to
his tragic early death in Dumfries. And of course, the
women in his life!
Brian Paterson is absolutely brilliant as Burns and
he’s supported by Carol Clark as Jean Armour and
six narrators. Told through his songs and poetry, with
live music from Falkirk stalwart Ian Scott and his band
Chapter Three, this is a must-see for anyone interested
in Scotland's favourite son...and keen to have a good
laugh into the bargain.
Burns in Behind the Wall – we’ll drink
Tickets, £10, are available online
now at www.ticketsource.co.uk/trysttheatre