Right Lines’ Be Silent or Be Killed tours in May

26 Apr 2013 in Dance & Drama, Highland, Moray

Right Lines Productions in association with Eden Court

Be Silent or Be Killed

Moray based theatre company Right Lines Productions, in association with Eden Court, are touring a powerful new play throughout Scotland in May. Be Silent or Be Killed, written by Euan Martin and Dave Smith, and is based on the true story of Roger Hunt as told in his book by Roger Hunt and Kenny Kemp.

A production of intense, dramatic theatre, 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. The production is a multi-media project, with the audio/visual aspects being an integral part of the process from the outset.

In November 2008, Roger, a North East businessman, 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 tour will commence in Inverness and other venues include Musselburgh, Perth, Cumbernauld, Falkirk, Greenock, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Findhorn and Paisley, before finishing in Aberdeen.

The highly talented Scottish cast includes James Mackenzie, who plays Roger. The 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.

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.

We are also delighted that this sponsorship has been matched by Arts & Business Scotland through the New Arts Sponsorship grants scheme.

For further information and images: Liz Smith Tel: 0141 423 4373 Mobile: 07971 417210 Email: daisy.ben@live.co.uk

Press Night: Friday 3 May Eden Court, Inverness at 8.30pm. For press tickets please contact Liz Smith. If this performance is not convenient please let us know if you would like tickets for another venue.

Notes to Editors: The Fire Training Group. Based in Aberdeen, the Fire Training Group offers specialist fire training to the Oil & Gas, Maritime and Aviation industries. With more than 13 years’ experience and 12,000 delegates per annum, the Fire Training Group is one of the leading providers of fire training in the UK. For further information on FTG, please contact Fire Training Centre, Forties Road, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0NT. t: +44 (0)1224 348526  m: +44 (0)7771 947040w: thefiretraininggroup.com. Part of Aberdeen International Airport Limited.

New Arts Sponsorship grants scheme

This is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Arts & Business Scotland with the aim to build private sector sponsorship of the arts. The grants provide match funding for new arts sponsors, doubling their sponsorship benefits.

The New Arts Sponsorship grants scheme was launched in 2006, funded by the Scottish Government, run by A&BS and administered in partnership with Creative Scotland.

Since 2006 over £1.8 million has been invested into the arts by A&BS through the New Arts Sponsorship Grants scheme. This figure has been more than doubled by the participating business sponsors making available over £4.5 million for arts activity throughout Scotland.

Altogether 321 new or returning business sponsors have been attracted to the cultural sector under the scheme.

Tour schedule

Eden Court, Inverness Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 May at 8.30pm Preview Thursday 2 May at 8.30pm £8 £12/£10 Box Office 01463 234234 www.eden-court.co.uk Post Show discussion with Roger Hunt Saturday 4 May

The Brunton, Musselburgh Wednesday 8 May 7.30pm £11.50/£9.50/£6.50 Box Office 0131 665 22409 www.thebrunton.co.uk

Perth Theatre, Thursday 9 May 7.30pm £12.50/£10 inc bf) Box Office 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk

Cumbernauld Theatre, Friday 10 May 7.45pm £9/£7 Box Office 01236 732887 www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk

FTH, Falkirk Saturday 11 May 7.30pm £12/£10.5001324 506850 Box Office www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/arts

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, Tuesday 14 May 7.30pm £10/£8 Box Office 01475 723723 www.beaconartscentre.co.uk

Summerhall, Edinburgh Wednesday 15 8pm & 10pm £14/£10 Box Office 0845 874 3001 www.summerhall.co.uk

Cottiers Theatre, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow Thursday 16 May 7.30pm £12/£10 + booking fee Box Office 0141 387 4000 www.cottiers.com

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, Friday 17 May 7.30pm £10/£8.50 Box Office 01381 602302 www.onfife.com

Glenrothes Halls Studio Theatre, Saturday 18 May 7.30pm £10/£8.50 Box Office 01592 611101 www.onfife.com

Universal Hall, Findhorn Sunday 19 May 7.30pm £10/£8/£6 Box Office 01309 690110 www.wegottickets.com/UniversalHall

Paisley Arts Centre, Wednesday 22 May 7.30pm £10/£6 Box Office 0141 887 1010 www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen Friday 24 & Saturday 25 May 7pm £12/£10 + booking fee Box Office 01224 641122 www.boxofficeaberdeen.com Post Show discussion with Roger Hunt Saturday 25 May

Right Lines Productions

Dave Smith and Euan Martin formed Right Lines Productions in 2003 following the success of their first play The Accidental Death of an Accordionist. The writing partnership is now well-established and Dave and Euan have produced a wide range of work from one man shows to the full length musical Whisky Kisses. Recent work has included Morrrison’s Van, an online radio comedy, From These Parts, an alien abduction comedy and a cross-generational project called Hall Tales which featured social history, reminiscence work, film-making, plus a performance of the play Watching Bluebottles – a one man play on the themes of love, loss and village hall memories.


Source: Right Lines