Don’t Be Silent About New Play

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Moray based theatre company Right Lines Productions, in association with Eden Court will be visiting Falkirk Town Hall with their powerful new play on Saturday 11 May.  Be Silent or Be Killed, by Euan Martin and Dave Smith is based on the book of the same name by North-East businessman Roger Hunt and Kenny Kemp.

40 hours under siege in Mumbai hidden and alone. What would you do? Be Silent or Be Killed, concerns the impact of international terrorism on the individual and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

In November 2008, Roger set off from his home in Macduff destined for Mumbai, to set up a new project for the Royal Bank of Scotland in the country’s financial capital.  However, little did Roger know that this routine business trip would turn into an extraordinary, life-changing experience. Shortly after his arrival in Mumbai, Roger became caught up in a deadly terrorist attack which claimed the lives of many innocent people. For 40 hours, Roger lay hidden and alone in his hotel bedroom as terrorists moved from floor to floor seeking Western targets. Amazingly, he was able to communicate via his BlackBerry with colleagues at RBS headquarters in Edinburgh, and it was this support, along with Roger’s calculated decision-making, personal resilience and determination to survive that led to his eventual rescue.  The fourth anniversary of his ordeal was in November 2012.

The highly talented Scottish cast are Fraser Sivewright, from Macduff, who plays Roger. Other cast members are Helen Mackay (Irene) and Ewan Donald (Chris), and the play is directed by Ian Grieve, all of whom have worked with Right Lines previously. Set and Video Design is by John McGeoch, Sound Design by Dave Martin and costumier is Kay Smith.

Be Silent or Be Killed is a multi-media project, with the audio/visual aspects being an integral part of the process from the outset and an evening of intense, dramatic theatre you can’t afford to miss. Tickets are available on ..... or online......

The production is sponsored by The Fire Training Group Aberdeen. Part of Aberdeen International Airport Limited.

This production has been made possible thanks to a Quality Arts investment award from Creative Scotland, support from Eden Court and HI-Arts Ltd.   Right Lines Productions are also delighted that this sponsorship has been matched by Arts & Business through the New Arts Sponsorship grants scheme. 

Tickets for the taught thriller are £12 (£11 concessions) or only £10 each for groups of six or more, they can be booked at the Trust’s central box office the Steeple, High Street Falkirk, by phone on 01324 506850 or online

Published on Friday, 3rd May 2013

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