The combination of sand, water, and romantic moon makes for a touching image towards the end of the play. It is beautifully lit by the talents of Charles Balfour and, for that one moment, it seems as though the shifting, gritty presence of the comatose sand has been worthwhile. Dominic Rowan’s rascally Sid is full blooded and he makes the most of what the part offers. George Mackay is impressive as Richard, vibrant, compelling and suitably obsessive.
The second scene begins in darkness, palpably urgent as the Man returns from the river, alone, and desperately tries to call the police. The Woman is missing; he does not know what has happened to her in the River, she did not answer his calls. He seems distressed. But, is this just a cover up? Has he killed her and this is the alibi?