Written by Anthony Horowitz, Mindgame is a psychological thriller that certainly lives up to its name.
Mark Styler is a novelist, writing true crime stories, who wants an interview with a serial killer as research for his new novel. He is granted access to Fairfields asylum where he meets Dr Farquhar before his interview with the infamous Easterman. As the meeting progresses Styler starts to wonder what is actually going on.
The small cast of three keep the audience intrigued as the story develops. Andrew Ryan (Mark Styler) and Michael Sherwin (Dr Farquhar) both give strong commanding performances throughout, displaying a range of facets to their characters. Nurse Paisley (Sarah Wynne Kordas) is the third character, also with hidden depths. With some difficult moments to portray, Kordas more than holds her own against the rest of the cast as her character too expands.
There are subtle changes to the set during the play that add to the air of confusion, this is also aided by the strange music that eerily plays and cuts out for no reason.
Mindgame will leave you questioning all you have seen during the play, it’s the kind of thing you want to see twice to pick up all of the nuances that you will inevitably miss the first time. All of this combines to make a truly gripping evening.
Mindgame runs until Saturday 17th March.
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