Powerful new play on local businessman caught up in international terrorist attack

Powerful new play on local businessman caught up in international terrorist attack

Moray-based theatre company Right Lines Productions, in association with Eden Court, are taking a powerful new play – Be Silent or Be Killed – to Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree Studio in May.

Written by Euan Martin and Dave Smith, it is based on the true story of Macduff businessman Roger Hunt who was caught up in the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai.

In the city to set up a new project for the Royal Bank of Scotland, Roger lay hidden and alone in his hotel room for 40 hours 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.

A multi-media project, 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 play opens in Inverness on Thursday, May 2 and will tour Scotland before finishing in Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree Studio on Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25. There is to be a post show discussion with Roger Hunt after the Saturday night performance.

The highly-talented Scottish cast includes Macduff actor Fraser Sivewright who plays Roger, Helen Mackay and Ewan Donald and the play is directed by Ian Grieve, all of whom have worked with Right Lines previously.

Tickets for The Lemon Tree performances are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Posted on Tuesday 16 April

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