All the trappings of a traditional whodunit are delivered up to us with a twist by Culleton’s talented design team. Sabine Dargent’s grey and gaping set suggests a massive bunker built against the wild seaside expanse lying beyond Mairin’s door, while also pointing to the fact that Tom, while alive, may have found life with his eccentric wife a prison.
Denis Clohessy’s whirlwind of a sound design sucks the wind out of your lungs, while Paul Keogan’s moody lighting deftly transforms the expanse of Mairin’s workshop throughout. Leonore McDonagh utilizes a subtle but wide-ranging pallet of colours and textures in her costume design to pointedly capture each character’s status and public persona.
Strandline / Irish Theatre Magazine, November 2009.