WHILE we all try and solve the mystery that is Brexit, it's good to break away and relax with another form of psychological thriller.

Dangerous Obsession is halfway through a UK tour and, rightly, gaining positive reviews.

Written by the prolific dramatist, novelist and TV writer N J Crisp, it ticks all the entertainment value boxes.

It is reminiscent of one of Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected with a plot that has a beginning, middle and an end but not necessarily in that order like all good 'keep 'em' guessing plays.

In this slick and polished version of the intense and menacing three-hander, the pace is perfect for a two-hour 'whodunnit' of sorts.

We meet Sally Driscoll, who is watering her plants in her luxurious home happily content in her bikini-clad world as she sips gin and tonics.

Enter a rather bland looking figure in the sober-suited John Barrett.

He has something he wants to share with the initially welcoming, then worried, Sally.

John wants to wait for her husband Mark to come home before he lets the cat out of his briefcase.

To give away any more would ruin it for those yet to see it so, suffice to say, the pace builds up nicely to the interval allowing the audience to take their time to guess what might happen.

After the break the tension mounts even more in the the best time-honoured tradition with a twist in the tale.

Director Karen Henson allows the Crisp dialogue to shine throughout on Duncan Hands delightfully simple but effective luxury house set where the atmospheric use of lighting is essential.

The three-hander cast deftly establish their characters: Angie Smith as Sally Driscoll, Mark Huckett's swaggering husband Mark and Michael Sherwin's intense and mood-swinging John Barrett displaying an precise use of the English language.

Dangerous Obsession is a tense piece of drama with some carefully-placed injections of humour and steady flow of satisfying surprises.

Gripping Psycho-thriller

Four stars

The show's Floral Pavilion run ends this Saturday (November 3).

Tickets from the box office: 0151 666 0000