Edinburgh Fringe 2015.
My choice for Best of the Fringe.
A truly compelling story, beautifuly written (Philip Ridley), fabulously directed (David Mercatali) and deftly delivered (Sean Michael Verey). Whilst the tirades of hate are powerful, it is the silences that speak most about this broken boy and his spoiled life. Utterly credible at all times, Sean pulls us into Donny's dark little world - his telling of hiding in his room while his father leaves the house for work is masterful, I can see in his eyes and hear in his perfectly timed pauses, the steps of his father - about whom we later learn so much that surprises.
Whilst not an easy watch this is compelling and powerful and a performance I shall remember for a very long time.