Tom Powell explores some interesting ideas in his new play, Thrillseeking, which is currently at C Central until the end of the month. Described as 'genre-defying drug theatre', it includes comedy, tragedy and whodunit in Colin's quest to work out where the body came from.
After the discovery of Kitty's dead body, Colin (Toby Ferenczi) starts to lose the plot. With three days no sleep, the police sniffing round, relationship problems between the two women he's recently slept with, and him also being the object of desire from the Pizza delivery guy, it's no wonder why he starts to hallucinate. Unfortunately for Colin, the lines between reality and the delusions blur, and his life becomes a multi-layered misunderstanding.
Though the subject matter is pretty dark, Powell writes witty and endearing characters. There are some pacing issues early on, but these are followed by clever layered dialog and bizarrely funny situations.