The minimalistic set and clever use of lighting highlighted whichever duo was being focused upon, avoiding confusing transitions and allowing the audience’s attention to stay on the witty dialogue that flew between actors. The script was fast, intense and really displayed the actors’ depth of talent.Baxter Gaston was incredible as Colin, which was not an easy role to play by any means. As I already mentioned, I cannot summarise his character in a few lines. In fact, I probably could not even do it in a page. Rory Mackenzie, who wrote this amazing piece, has created a wonderfully complex character that delivered some of the best comic lines in the play. My second mention definitely has to go to Emma Taylor as the incredibly funny Jenny.
But then And She Cried Mercy approached its end and, just as I thought I'd figured it all out, it surprised me yet again. This play handled some serious and slightly gruesome issues with tact and skill, demonstrating that the cast’s skill was not limited to comedy. Even though some of the more graphic scenes occurred offstage, they were still disturbing and perhaps not for the fainthearted. It was in these grittier moments that we got to see the incredible talent of the actors to their fullest extent. Kelly SchweizerPhoto credits: Lee Pope, and PINUP