By Frank McGuinness
Directed by Andrew Flynn
Diarmuid De Faoite
'We are in a decidedly perilous position, to put it mildly.’
Adam, an American doctor, Edward, an Irish journalist, and Michael, an English
academic, have little to unite them beyond being human in the same small space. Yet somehow, together, they determine to ward off madness and forestall despair.
In the darkness lurk their unseen captors yet, in the cell, there are stories of adventure and love, there is song and laughter, and even a surge of writing, cocktail-drinking and movie-making…
Inspired by the abduction of Brian Keenan taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination.
“Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me sees Frank McGuinness at the very top of his form, extracting from the depths of the human condition uncrushable determination, passion and compassion, anger and jealousy, spite and fear and lashings of black subversive humour” The Irish Times
“Flynn’s direction allows the relationships between the men a full range of emotions: intense dislike as well as need, empathy and love, expressed in tiny gestures of physical intimacy” The Guardian