By Lee Gershuny
2013 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE and SCOTLAND AUTUMN TOUR FOR THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOCKERBIE TRAGEDY
Production photography by Scott Anderson
The play gives voice to six hypothetical characters grappling with their conflict between accepting the unacceptable and having the courage to stand up for their personal truth. Their conflicts unfold on board Pan Am Flight 103 on 21 December. 1988: a mother and her stepdaughter engage in a power struggle and a retired couple disagree on priorities – family versus personal dreams. The third couple, a USA intelligence agent and a Scottish investigative journalist, face their profound fear of the consequences in speaking truth to power. With humour, love and courage each couple discovers a surprising insight into their relationship.
In the last of three scenes, “A Chorus of Angels,” the six dead passengers join together in presiding over their own funeral. They speak from the neutrality of death in bearing witness to the investigation unfolding on the ground — the care and effort of not only those trying to uncover the truth, but also those deliberately trying to hide and manipulate it.
In poetic language, they shed new light on the worst terrorist attack on UK soil.
Playwright Lee Gershuny, talks to Summerhall TV about her play ‘Lockerbie – Lost Voices’.
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Directed by Corinne Harris
with James Bryce
James has two hats. As an actor, he has appeared in over 100 plays all over the UK for such companies as Communicado, the Royal Lyceum, Vanishing Point, and The National. He has recorded almost 300 BBC radio broadcasts, 70 talking books, 30 Television and film productions. As a composer, he has written for numerous theatre companies, BBC radio. and for the concert hall.
Isabella has appeared many times at The Royal Lyceum, Dundee Rep, The Byre and The Brunton as well as touring nationally and internationally. Television appearances include Two thousand Acres of Skye, Dr Findlay, Dreaming and Pramface. Radio includes numerous plays and series for BBC Radio 4. She will be appearing on the stage with her daughter, Hannah, for the first time.
Hannah graduated this year from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the BA Acting Musical Theatre Pathway. Her recent credits whilst training include Wendla Bergman in the Ted Hughes version of Spring Awakening (Embassy Theatre and Derby Live Tour). Hannah is also a singer-song writer.
Tim is an actor, director and teacher. Originally from Chicago, Tim has lived in Scotland since 1995. He formed Plutôt la Vie Theatre Company with Ian Cameron in 2003. Tim has acted or directed for other companies including Communicado, Dundee Rep and Theatre Sans Frontieres. Tim also works as a Clowndoctor for Hearts & Minds in Scotland.
Doreen trained at Queen Margaret University College, graduating in 2005 with Distinction. Television work includes Burnieston, Rab C. Nesbit and Sea of Souls. Theatre work includes The Homecoming and Garden [Leith Festival].
Designed by Scott Anderson
Dramaturg Donald Smith