Be Silent or Be Killed

Be Silent or Be Killed

  • Start date

    Friday 24 May 2013

  • End date

    Saturday 25 May 2013

  • venue

    The Lemon Tree

  • time

    Friday 24th May 2013 7pm Saturday 25th May 2013 7pm

  • age


  • price

    £12+bf Concessions £10+bf

  • genre


Right Lines Productions present

“Very well-acted – great performance. Liked the mix of humour and seriousness.
Liked how the flashbacks were portrayed.”

“Intense, gripping and emotional. A great portrayal of his survival and the impact on everyone.
Great acting.”

Find out more on the show, read the Press & Journal & Daily Record articles or rewatch the BBC Reporting Scotland segment

Highland Theatre company Right Lines Productions – best known for The Accidental Death of an Accordionist, Who Bares Wins andWhisky Kisses – is back with a new show based on the book by Roger Hunt, “Be Silent or Be Killed”.

Roger Hunt was an employee of the Royal Bank of Scotland who was sent to India in November 2008 to set up a new business operation.  Shortly after his arrival in Mumbai, he was caught up in the bloody terrorist attack on the Oberoi Hotel which claimed the lives of many innocent people.  People who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Roger is from Macduff and in many respects, just an ordinary family man born and brought up in the North-East of Scotland.  This new play explores the character of the man and the intensity of the situation he endured. For two days, Roger was trapped in his Mumbai hotel bedroom with the terrifying sound of gunfire and grenade attacks coming ever closer.  He drew on an instinct to survive: as his situation became more and more grave, he was forced to make a number of calculated decisions that would ultimately save his life.

As Kenny Kemp writes in the foreword to the book, “Roger Hunt’s story is a tale of modern times in the 21st century.  It is about how individuals become wrapped up in our increasing global world.  It is about raw fear and dangerous uncertainty; about resilience common sense and calmness; and, ultimately, about the sustaining power of love.”

Fraser Sivewright, playing Roger in the Right Lines production of Be Silent or Be Killed, has had to withdraw from the play, due to a leg injury.  However, James Mackenzie will be his replacement.

Post Show chat with Roger Hunt Sat 25 May 2013 straight after the performance with a Q & A session


Be Silent - Promo Final 7.WMV from John McGeoch on Vimeo.

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