The eccentric owner of the farmhouse is played spectacularly by Susie Blake. With the perfect balance of humour and unease, Blake is able to provide a chilling experience every time she appears on stage. Tom Chambers plays Nigel Carmichael, a failed pop star known as Danny back in his heyday who is front and centre of the whole story. I will obviously not provide any spoilers, as the twists and turns are quite thrilling and worthy of anyone seeing the show unaware of what is about to unfold, however Chambers’ portrayal of this troubled man, with many secrets, is mesmerising as the tension builds to its climax.
Ably assisted by Rebecca Charles (Rebecca), Jonny Green (Jake), Owen Oakeshott (William) and Laura White (Sarah) this is an ensemble piece where every character has their moment as we delve into their individual stories. Even though this is a relatively short play (90 minutes), I felt as though the writing enabled us to become invested in each character as the story developed. Ultimately, it’s a story of greed for fame and fortune, the ups and downs of family life and being held accountable for your actions.