Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Driver's Drama on a Train of Emotions; THEATRE One under Tricycle, NW6

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Driver's Drama on a Train of Emotions; THEATRE One under Tricycle, NW6

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Byline: MARK COOK

THEATRE One Under Tricycle, NW6

SO convincing is the ad-strewn half-curve of a Tube station platform that runs down one side of the Tricycle's stage into the distance that one almost expects someone to announce a delay to the start of the play.

But this setting, and an unseen suicide on the track - the one under of the title - is merely the starting point for a train of events that disturbs the life of Tube driver Cyrus.

Winsome Pinnock's watchable play moves back and forth over time as Cyrus tries to make sense of the tragedy. Meanwhile, a woman in a launderette finds herself subject to the unexpected attentions of a mysterious young Prince Charming (Daon Broni).

All this feeds into a skein of relationships that includes foster parents, a hit-and-run and a dry-cleaning ticket, as Cyrus - given the convincing air of an obsessive by Brian Bovell - latches on to conspiracy theories in the belief that the suicide was his son.

The poster for Pinnock's drama advertises this as an "emotional thriller that will send you hurtling through London's underground". …

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