The characters in this jolly little drama are a dying angel, a psychopathic doctor, a white supremacist who wants to give the world bubonic plague and a woman who spends half the time doubled up in pain from a septic ulcer. Needless to say, it is not exactly a barrel of laughs.
Writer Dale Smith has made the common mistake of plunging straight into angst, madness and desperation without bothering to make us like his characters or even care about them very much. His underlying themes are oddly insipid, namely that white supremacists are not very nice, and God could decide to kill us all if he liked.
Despite its flaws, the drama is rescued by its clear, robust dialogue and heartfelt performances from all four members of the cast. While it sheds little light on the confusion at the end of the century, the undoubted talents of the writer and players are enough to render it a convincing piece of theatre.