David Haig leads Beirut hostage drama at Chichester this autumn

Someone To Watch Over Me

Rory Keenan and Adam Rayner join David Haig in Chichester’s production of Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Frank McGuinness’s award-winning drama about three men captured in a cell in Beirut.

Adam, an American doctor, Edward, an Irish journalist and Michael, an English academic, have little to unite them. Yet the three men forge bonds through shared adversity in McGuinness’s testimony to the resilience of the human spirit.

Director Michael Attenborough makes his Chichester debut with the play which is inspired by the experiences of those taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s but is still acutely relevant.


David Haig returns to Chichester to play Michael. He last appeared at the theatre in 2014’s Pressure, which he wrote and starred in, as well as Yes, Prime Minister (also West End).

Other acting credits include The Madness of George III (UK tour and West End) and King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath).

Peaky Blinders’ Rory Keenan plays Edward. His credits include The Kitchen and Liolà (both for the National Theatre), Dublin Carol and Philadelphia Here I Come! (both for Donmar Warehouse) and Out of Joint’s production of The Big Fellah (Lyric Hammersmith and UK tour).

Adam Rayner plays Adam. His credits include West End productions of This is Our Youth and The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Play Room (Finborough), and RSC productions of Romeo & Juliet, King John and Much Ado About Nothing (also West End). Screen credits include Miranda and Mistresses.

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester from September 10 – October 10.

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