SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME
‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ by Frank McGuinness explores the coping mechanisms of three hostages
locked up together in the Middle East. The play is inspired by the harrowing experiences of Brian Keenan
during his incarceration in Beirut, Lebanon between 1986 and 1990.
Dunmore Amateur Dramatic Society (DADS) have produced this play under the direction of Philip Macdonnell and he
has managed to achieve a level of excellence which is worthy of this brilliantly written script. The mood created
by the set, lighting and sound immediately transport the audience to a dismal situation where western shuttered
concrete obtains a new sinister role as it is juxtaposed with the catacomb-like basement cell. The wonderful
characterisations of an Englishman, an Irishman and an American played by Ollie Turner, Martin Silke and
Damian O Keefe have brought audiences from around the country on rollercoaster rides from tragedy to
comedy to some extremely tender moments.
DADS have won ‘Best Play’ in all three of their initial results from the Drama Festival Circuit, as well as a
copious amount of other awards such as ‘Best Actor’s and ‘Best Director’s. As a consequence, a place in the All-
Ireland Confined Drama Finals in Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford is imminent for DADS this year.
It is with great pleasure that Dunmore Amateur Dramatic Society bring this award-winning production to a
Galway audience in An Taibhdhearc on Sunday 29th March at 8pm.
For tickets or queries, call 091562024 between office hours. Otherwise, phone Helen on 0860614669.
Ainm/Name: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me
Dataí/Dates: 29 March 2015