The Ringer projected a dark and permanent smell of alcohol from the very beginning with a stunning performance from Stuart Falconer. Complete with an uncontrollable shake to his fingers, Stuart in his permanent drunken stupor sets a very believable scene of being a ‘past his sell by date’ drug pusher and runner to Chris Taylor. Last performance tonight, go get your ticket at the Gaiety Theatre.
George Cameron - Facebook Comment
If you are looking for a Hard Boiled Thriller evoking the violence of an 80’s underworld in Glasgow, look no further than Tony Black’s new Tartan Noir Stage Play The Ringer, which had it’s world premier at the Ayr Gaietylast week . Chris Taylor plays Stauner a small level drug dealer who finds himself pitting his wits against the pious but deadly Davie Geddes, played with a gleeful relish by Colin Ferguson. Stuart Falconer as Wee Ally the drunk philosopher and hapless pal of Stauner takes us on the journey. Double dealings, a “French” beauty Monique ( Evelyn Adams) and very realistic violence collide to make an unsettling and memorable theatrical event. A production that uses visual multi-media to set scenes and reveal hidden nightmares with a haunting soundscape The Ringer is a play I hope “comes around” again. Infact I am sure it will
Anne Miller - Facebook Comment
Well,,,,,,,Tony Black, Stuart FalconerChris Taylor Bryan Larkin, Colin Ferguson. Evelyn Adams,I went to see The Ringer tonight ,,A dark gritty hard tale of a fly boy Stauner who thinks hes just what the ladies want and cant wait to give it to them ,,caught up in his own sexual greed and puffed up importance of his banal ordinary life ,,who gets himself in a situation where others do the dirty work and he takes the credit for the idea ,,all is going well till he has the tables turned on him by the person he least expects and his world falls to pieces before his eyes ,,,,The dream /nightmare sequences a brilliant idea ,showing on the backdrop ,,our witnessing his pain and fear as he lies writhing on his bed deprived of anything other than a fitful nights rest because of his guilty deeds and troubled conscience ,,very good way of showing this ,,His best friend and devoted partner in crime the superb acting skills of Stuart Falconer ,,,playing the part of a stumbling drunk who can see no wrong in his best pal till he finds out the truth and he turns away ,,may i just say how uncannily good he is at playing a Jakey ,,you could have heard a pin drop when he stood up and castigated his hero Stauner for the way hes ended up,,,I was in the front row and very close to the action ,,even before the play started the audience were sitting down as Stauner lies on the stage before them ,,dead….,,,before we go into the story to see why he ended up like that ..and theres nothing quite so shocking as Stauner being held down by the mean and moody Bryan Larkin while Colin Ferguson the underworld boss finds a way of inflicting revenge with a cricket stump!! A TRIUMPH !!! well worth going to see …congratulations to the writing skills of Tony Black.
Lisa Lee - Facebook Comment
Just back from gaiety theatre Ayr, where I was privileged to see the opening night of The Ringer. A play based on the novel of Tony Black, the first Tartan Noir to hit the stage ever, amazing show. Stuart Falconer whom I was privileged to meet at the sky shoot a few weeks ago, his performance was outstanding. Amazing, great play xxxx
Alex Gray - Glasgow Writer
Huge congratulations on the success of last night’s performance, Tony. We were all saying on the road home how much we had enjoyed it. The wee jakey, Stuart Falconer, I thought was far and away the best actor of them all! ( and they were all good) He never stopped acting all the times he was on stage, hands working etc all the little things that makes for a complete and credible character. Great stuff and so much going on with music, video etc., really a work you should be proud of. Hope it will be seen by lots more audiences. Are there plans to bring it to Glasgow? I would have thought that the Citizens Theatre would have been interested and how about Ed Fest? Glad we managed to see it! All best,[/pullquote4] [pullquote4 quotes=”true” align=”center” variation=”silver” cite=”Ayr Play”]The Ringer projected a dark and permanent smell of alcohol from the very beginning with a stunning performance from Stuart Falconer. Complete with an uncontrollable shake to his fingers, Stuart in his permanent drunken stupor sets a very believable scene of being a ‘past his sell by date’ drug pusher and runner to Chris Taylor. Last performance tonight, go get your ticket at the Gaiety Theatre.