Friday 31 October: Lockerbie, Lost Voices comes to North Edinburgh Arts
“They may have silenced us, but there will be others, at first a few, then hundreds, thousands, millions…” from Lockerbie – Lost Voices.
The Elements World Theatre, an Edinburgh-based new writing company, launches the Scotland tour of Lockerbie – Lost Voices, that premiered to great acclaim during the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe.
Written by Lee Gershuny, directed by Corinne Harris and designed by Scott Anderson, the play gives voice to six hypothetical passengers both before and after Pan Am 103 explodes over Lockerbie on 21 December 1988.
The play takes them out of the anonymity of a statistic and reveals their courage, love and humour in their very real family relationships just moments before they die. Their personal conflicts draw the audience into the intimate, thought provoking issues raised in the characters’ personal lives, making the actual explosion even more shocking.
In the final scenes, the dead passengers honour the lives they have lived while presiding over their own funeral and creating an opportunity for the audience to participate in a dramatic requiem for this deep collective wound.
Speaking from the neutrality of death, the characters also give voice to those whose published reports challenged the official version of the disaster, but were “lost” or ignored.
The Cast: James Bryce, Kristy Halliday, Corinne Harris, Clunie MacKenzie, Doreen McGillivray and James Sutherlan.
Coming to NEA on Friday 31 October, 7.30pm.
To buy tickets, call box office on 0131 315 2151 or email email@example.com