theSpace on the Mile (Venue 39)
A couple breaking up hold a surprisingly lucid man prisoner, tortured and sedated, tied to a chair, as a woman worshipped as a god manipulates them to do the things she asks.
Writer-director Harry Ward Machray’s snappy dialogue has the “in yer face” appeal of 1990s theatre, and the cast’s polished performances bring energy to the heightened set-up. What feels like critique of organised religion and power is underdeveloped, but the dystopian mood is intriguing even though its purpose is part-hidden by the dirt.
Until 26 August. Today 5:10pm.