Is there a cure for love? Is there a cure for madness? In this witty and well-performed play, narrator and anti-hero Attendant Coleman is a character who really stands out. The actor subtly delivers a credible portrayal of a man whose regimented life threatens to fall apart when he falls in love with a mad woman. Venus – as inmate Christiana calls herself – fair and vain, is known as the Chocolate Cream Poisoner. Perfectly indifferent and callous about having killed a four-year-old boy, doctor and attendant desperately want her to comprehend what crime she has committed. The storyline lacks a true culmination point yet the four actors keep the audience mesmerised throughout their performances.
C, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 Aug, times vary, £7.50 – £10.50, fpp277.
tw rating 3/5