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After The End (Dundee Rep Theatre Company)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

How much do you owe somebody when they save your life? Your gratitude? Your love? Your life? Popular Louise is ‘saved’ by paranoid obsessive Mark. Years of unrequited love hatch into a well thought out plan, involving a conveniently stocked shelter that makes for a harrowing 75 minute power struggle. The atmosphere is suffocating; whilst Helen Darbyshire (Louise) is starved, chained up and eventually raped by her kidnapper, it becomes clear that this is sadism. However, Darbyshire as Louise refuses to lose her integrity and remains the stronger actor and character throughout. This performance by ‘Dundee Rep’ does Dennis Kelly’s thrilling script proud, resulting in a performance that will haunt you after you leave.

Pleasance Courtyard, 9, 11, 15, 18 Aug, 1.50pm (3.05pm), £5.00, fpp236.
tw rating 4/5