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The Anorak (Finn McGee)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2022

Suspension of disbelief is not required: I was in thrall of Marc Lepine, mass killer of fourteen women in Montreal in 1989, impressively characterised here by Finn McGee. Lepine is a lone figure, his garb unremarkable: hoodie and baseball cap; his stunning monologue by Adam Kelly Morton is spoken in exactly the quiet, undramatic tone fitting of a stereotype recluse, and he explains sinister details of his life which are “funny to [him]” without empathy. A desire for attention and hatred for feminists are gradually revealed. The production cleverly evokes that fateful day, the more chilling details of which await your visit. One poignant point to note is Lepine’s roll-call of his victims’ names reveals none of them are famous, like his is now.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 13 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Catherine Meek]