Friday, July 01, 2016
After blockbusters King Charles III and Doctor Foster we had high hopes. Sadly these were not quite met.
Andrew (Jack Farthing) is an 'Edward Snowden' who has leaked Government secrets and is currently hiding out in a Russian hotel room. Two contacts appear one at a time each toying with Andrew - twisting and turning the truth and trying to get him to pledge loyalty. Andrew is at first suspicious, then confused and then things go batshit crazy. Nothing is what it seems - even the very ground that he walks on can be trusted. If the punch line was The Prisoner's "I am not a number, I am a free man!" I'd not have been surprised one bit.
A triumph of staging then but not one of ideas. Fun to watch but it didn't really tell us much.