Wednesday (3 stars)

This article is from 2010


Photo: Joanne Fountain

Some interesting observations about violence

In a grimy Manchester basement, we discover a young woman tied to a bed, and a man bound equally firmly to the floor next to her. They’re victims of a released felon, who wants them to re-enact a sex crime from their shared past. Ian Winterton’s play makes some interesting observations about violence, repression and the shades of grey that are often omitted in our representation of crime in the media. The three young actors perform strongly, but the themes touched upon could have been fleshed out more fully.

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  • 3 stars

'Ooh, s*%t, time for Corrie. You've got to make time for Corrie haven't you? You get yourself some sleep, Rose. While you've got the chance, like.' Kidnap, cable-ties, curry and Corrie. Rose wakes blindfolded, gagged and tied to a bed - this is not a good thing. Horror-comedy, Manchester style. Contains violence, sexual…