What did you think? - Be Near Me

I came across one audience member's review of Be Near Me on YouTube. I must warn you not to watch it if you don't know what happens (contains plot spoilers - click here to watch). However as just one person's reaction, I wondered if any of you saw NTS's play. Do you agree with this view?

Be Near Me starring Blythe Duff and Ian McDiarmid is at the Citz until this Saturday night (4th April). Click Be Near Me for details.



Helen Black said…
I came across another audience member's review: "Thursday evening I went to see a play at the Citizens Theatre. The Citz is a lovely traditional theatre space. We saw a new work called ‘Be Near Me’ adapted for the stage by Ian McDiarmid based on the novel of the same name by Andrew O’Hagan. The novel is very famous and much loved here in Scotland. And the atmosphere in the talk back Q & A after the show suggested that people felt the stage play did the book justice. The story revolves around Father David Damian who is assigned to a new parish in the small Aryshire town of Dalgarnock. It is a troubled region with high unemployment and domestic difficulties. Father David finds himself transfixed on the lives of two delinquent teenagers as they explore a debaucherous life that he has never experienced. Father David was portrayed by the play’s adaptor Ian McDiarmid who fans may recall from the Star Wars films. He played Darth Vader’s evil mentor; The Emperor. No trace of the evil Emperor in 'Be Near Me'. Just an outstanding delivery of Father David by a most accomplished actor. Indeed, the entire cast served the show very well. And I might add, that many of them are RSAMD grads! ‘Be Near Me’ is a co-production of the National Theatre of Scotland and the Donmar Warehouse. It will move on after its run here in Glasgow and continue to tour the UK. If you get a chance, I recommend going to see it! Good stuff!"
From http://melanieannwiliford.blogspot.com/2009/04/new-plays-old-plays.html