The prisoner Cooper (James Seager) is the husband that we see tied up in a cell from the start, and as the show progresses he is soon joined in the detention room by his wife, Lilly (Faye Billing). The two thuggish captors, Catogan and Samedi are brilliantly played by Martyn Dempsey and Anthony Spargo.
There are echoes of Beckett and Pinter here. I was reminded of Ben and Gus from The Dumb Waiter. This is a production that clearly sets out to unnerve and challenge the audience. I felt disorientated and confused and I think that was the point. The play makes you question your own assumptions. This is a beautifully structured piece of work and extremely well acted.
- Julie Raby