Tristan Bernays’ final scene is simple and heartbreaking – the whole room burst into tears at the exact same moment. Suddenly all of the bits that don’t work tremendously well don’t seem to matter quite as much.
Big Bad is a polished, complete play with a confrontational viscerality necessary in the world today. With greater emotional range applied to the performance, this would be a really fantastic piece of theatre.
Boxed Up is a beautifully surreal and dark take on the ridiculousness that is advertising culture, deftly delivered. If you’re after something off-beat and tongue-in-cheek, you’d be hard-pressed to find something smarter.