Dennis Kelly’s play takes a hard look at adolescent pecking orders.
Lowest of the low in this particular schoolyard group is Adam, a kid from a deprived background, who Kelly hints, will do anything to be in with the in-crowd.
Order him to do something dangerous or self-abasing and he’ll do it.
Eventually, at the head of an abandoned mine shaft, playtime turns nasty and it’s up to emerging criminal mastermind Phil to engineer a complex cover-up to explain Adam’s disappearance.
Normally an outsider, Phil quietly relishes his new-found leadership status, but with so many involved in the plot, managing this spiral of self-replicating falsehoods becomes ever more difficult.
Claudia Barrie directs a revival of a successful 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival production. The cast includes Millie Samuels, Bardiya McKinnon, Jess-Belle Keogh, Liam Nunan and Jeremi Campese.