Tristan joins the cast of "With You Always" at the Old Fire Station, Oxford

Tristan is delighted to join the cast of a new play by Mark Ralph Bowman "With You Always" at the Old Fire Station Oxford, in November.

A South African proverb says: “Money can’t talk, but it can make lies look true.”

Four women and two men –  all committed to “Overseas Aid” in an unnamed African country. Doing no harm must be the easiest thing in the world, right?

Sam and Alex – ambitious accountants judging development projects; Claire from Belper – on a mission to bring hope; Dambisa, Christopher and Edriam – local people engaged in the messy free-for-all of North meets South. These lives intersect in the complex, disturbing and sometimes farcical lived experience on the ground in Africa – a far cry from the neat, sentimental stories often told in fundraising telethons.

With You Always was inspired by the stories told in the book Aid, NGOs and the Realities of Women’s Lives: A Perfect Storm edited by Tina Wallace and Fenella Porter – research associates of IGS, Oxford.

There are two performances on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November at 7.30pm.

The play will be directed by Emma Webb and Amantha Edmead.