For the most part, the play is delivered in sound-bites; five men sit in a row conveying the story in relay - chirping out news bulletins, conducting vox-pop interviews, commenting on the case as journalists, protagonists, policemen, members of the public. But, within the babble, are moments of relative stillness - the conversations between the boy (Daniel York) and the criminal psychologist employed to determine his sanity (David Tysall). The acting is excellent throughout, but in these brief exchanges, particularly, a sharp picture of both men's vulnerability, desperation and intelligence is superbly portrayed. Not a crack to be seen.
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