There’s always something titillatingly voyeuristic about a play whose author has created a character who happens to be a “lily-livered” writer— and then toys with him mercilessly. McDonagh’s writer, Katurian (Peter Campion), is accused of murders that mirror his precious life’s work, 400 stories, the recurring theme of which is mutilating children. Despite his taste for the macabre, Katurian is keen to not cause any real trouble. He has been brought to an undisclosed location blindfolded, and without reason, yet he is eager to cooperate with his captors. Although he is trapped in the interrogation room, his deliciously un-comforting stories and memories transport the audience outside the prison walls in a series of disturbing tableaux. Walking through the Creepy-Dark-Forest of his mind, the audience meets sadistic parents, naive children and even the Pied Piper.
London Irish, 6Degrees, Lawless, Love/Hate, Raw.