Decadent Theatre Company presents
Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me
By Frank McGuinness
'We are in a decidedly perilous position, to put it mildly.’
A timless Irish classic by one of our most celebrated writers, Decadent Theatre present a revival of this highly acclaimed production starring Diarmuid De Faoite.
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.
Somewhere 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’ hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination.
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me premiered at the Hampstead Theatre, London, in 1992 before transferring to the West End. On Broadway, it was awarded the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play and nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 1993.
★★★★ Lyric, Belfast
"Brings its own light touch to grim matters." The New York Times
"A beautiful play." The New Yorker