Albany Lennox Productions are proud to present to a Glasgow audience, Peter Arnott’s stage-play, The Inquisitor. This piece, though written some years ago, is even sharper now in relevance to our world condition and its searing questioning of the human condition.
On this the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, in a world more dangerous, in countries on the edge of indecision, political turmoil and stasis, Peter’s play proves to have been a prophetic troubling look at moral stasis, and terrors of the soul and soil.
Peter Arnott is one of Scotland’s most gifted playwrights, as well as a novelist, whose book Moon Country perfectly displays the seemingly limitless imagination and linguistic dexterity that is his unique hallmark. In the Inquisitor, language is all important, but so too, powerfully, is the lack of language. A battle between speech and silence. From mortal words to an immortal emptiness. It is at its depths troubling, dangerous, yet also, possibly, perhaps uplifting? You decide.
The play is performed solely by Wm Bruce Biddulph, and this Glasgow production at The Playhouse in Webster’s Theatre, marks the end of a real “tour de force” – and a ‘homecoming’ to the first theatre that launched his entry into the ‘real world’ of theatre. Websters has seen three productions of his own and collaborated works, including a faithful rendering of The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter.
This production finds the actor alone, with an unseen opponent, in the hour long slice of hell his character creates and realises. Not to be missed if you truly love theatre and the art of words and performance and action on stage. The play has been seen in this form by civic dignitaries from West Dunbartonshire who described the performance as “the most powerful ever seen“
The Inquisitor plays at The Playhouse, Webster’s Theatre, Kelvinbridge on the 11th and 12th of October, doors open 7.00pm and tickets at £7.50 are available via Websters Box Office. The performances mark the end of the current tour, playing to villages and towns across the west of Scotland, including The Vale of Leven, Gartocharn, Drymen, Luss, Killearn and Oban.
Albany Lennox Productions is Wm Bruce’s new production company, and has the world of classic theatre and heritage at its core. The company plans for future productions, of works that are both recognised classics, works by Scottish playrights today and in the future, works that are derived from long lost histories that Wm Bruce has studied over the years.
Albany Lennox Productions fundamentals are in the real art of theatre, acting as an art form and the revival of the stage as a place of art and truth.
Albany Lennox Productions can be contacted at 07719326014 or visit us at https://www.facebook.com/albanylennox