'...some wonderfully nuanced moments, notably from Jonathan Markwood as Maddie’s
father Frank. Dale’s text and Markwood’s performance work together to create a real sense of the hopelessness and frustration felt by many working-class men in the UK, struggling to make ends meet and provide for their families. The character of Frank could all too easily have slipped into caricatured bigotry and hatred, but Dale and Markwood have clearly worked hard to create a sufficient backstory to account for Frank’s behaviour. The result is a sympathetic and authentic personification of the many genuine concerns people in the UK have towards our current economic crisis.'
'The Lost Boy' runs until May 7 at St Mary's Creative Space, Chester. Tickets available from: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/creativemarys