Alaine Beek’s play manages to be historically responsible, educative, psychologically credible and entertaining to boot.
Point of No Return is a naturalistic piece, an exceptionally well-made play, and Beek directs it like a screenplay.
All the actors are set challenges, none more stratospheric than the guard’s scene with his mongrel dog. Phil Cameron-Smith’s performance has an eye-of-the-hurricane focus.
A powerful story. A totally enjoyable and sometimes confronting performance, I loved every moment.
Nigel Sutton, Director, NDS Productions
Every character’s journey through the drama is crafted with aplomb by Ms Beek to create a compelling, moving and sometimes humorous story that is a triumph of the human spirit.
Andrew Blackman, Director, Complete Works Theatre Company
The dialogue is heartfelt and funny, the tension palpable, and the onstage action often surprising and fierce. Although the situation is outside most people’s direct experience, the audience can easily identify with the characters and become totally engrossed in the world that is being created before them. This is a truly beguiling piece of writing that also translates effortlessly onto the stage.
David Tredinnick – Actor, Writer.