A poignant, timely comedy of two strangers meeting in the midst of an increasingly farcical anti-terrorist operation.
A terrorist code-named Cerastes is on the loose, and an undercover anti-terrorist squad have planned a sting to capture him as he steps off a train at a London station.
The operation, led by the hapless Acting Major Quentin Sexton, has drawn in two outsiders – traffic enforcement officer Barry and his assigned bodyguard Ez. Initially perfect strangers but their time waiting for the trap to be sprung gives them the chance to know each other, reflect on how they got to this point in their lives and try to make sense of the chaos unfolding around them.
Alan Ayckbourn’s 77th play shows he has lost none of his theatrical inventiveness.
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