Falkirk theatre company celebrating after festival success

Tryst Theatre's play 'The Bespoke Overcoat' is throuigh to the finals of a one act play festival
Tryst Theatre's play 'The Bespoke Overcoat' is throuigh to the finals of a one act play festival

TRYST Theatre are celebrating after making it through to the Scottish finals of a prestigious amateur acting festival.

They were among nine teams in the Eastern divisional finals of the Scottish Community Drama Association’s One Act Play festival, held in Larbert’s Dobbie Hall last weekend.

Tryst came second to a team from Fintry Amateur Dramatics who performed ‘Victor’s Dung’.

Tryst’s performance of ‘The Bespoke Overcoat’ by Wolf Mankowitz, impressed adjudicator Marie O’Sullivan with the clever staging and she particularly praised use of coat rails to suggest changes in time and place.

She said the standard throughout the festival had been exceptionally high.

Frank Murray, who is chairman of Tryst and of Falkirk branch of the SCDA which hosted the event this year, was delighted with how things had gone.

“It was a real team effort,” he said. “Jim Allan, a member of Tryst, was also the lighting designer for the entire festival and the adjudicator praised the lighting and sound.

“We also had a great team working front of house and at the bar. It all went very well.”

Tryst now appear in the Scottish finals which take place at the Village Theatre in East Kilbride, April 24-26.