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on 11 November 2012
With pretty much one fairly empty set and a cast of four, this seems to have been written for the stage. I'll be blunt: the script is weak. It feels like it was penned by an adolescent fixated on 'Lock, Stock' and the like, with the use of shouted expletives standing in for both tension and humour at various points. Without giving too much away, it's one of those 'no-one is who you think they are' scenarios, except it just isn't clever enough to get away with it and suspend disbelief that these people wouldn't just have talked to each other (or argued with, or shouted at) and got the hell out of there. There's a creepy atmosphere, aided by Ms Wareing's make-up, that goes nowhere, so ultimately you're left with four very unpleasant characters you'd cross the street to avoid and wouldn't even bother to read about in the papers.
Anything good about it? Well the cast deserve better, and in the cases of Kierston Wareing and Martin Compston, they usually get it. Watch 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed' or 'Top Boy' for great performances in strong dramas, or equally 'The Line of Duty' and 'Fish Tank'. All much, much better than this.