A triptych of large-scale paintings by artist Pippa Blake will go on display at Pallant House Gallery this spring following her time as Artist in Residence at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2015. The works respond to the powerful play ‘Someone Who'll Watch Over Me' by Irish playwright Frank McGuinness, performed at Chichester's Minerva Theatre in the autumn.
The focus of Pippa Blake's second residency at the theatre, ‘Someone Who'll Watch Over Me' was inspired by the experiences of those taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s and explores the bonds forged through shared adversity by three prisoners: Adam, an American doctor, Edward, an Irish journalist and Michael, an English academic. A powerful testimony to the resilience of the human spirit, the play was directed by Michael Attenborough CBE. The cast was David Haig, Rory Keenan and Adam Rayner.