In my previous reviews I feel I've only really touched upon the play and Ben Whishaw's character Baby. This casting had got me very excited when it was announced as it seemed such a departure for him - he was going to play a psycho.
Now Baby isn't an out and out baddie - that is still a part I want to see him take on - but he is far from nice. In fact I was trying to think of a more complex character he's played.
Baby is vain, regularly smoothing his hair and quiff in fact he must have read my note in my review because there was much more preening last night. He also likes the latest clothes and gets very upset when Skinny (Colin Morgan) copies his style.
Or does he? And this is where Baby starts to get complex. He behaves very aggressively towards Skinny accusing him of looking at him or is it case of 'the lady doth protest too much'?
*warning of plot spoilers beyond this point*
If he is mixed up about his sexuality then it would be understandable. We find out that he was sexually abused by his dad. He was scared enough of him, that when he was a child he believed his dad was going to kill him. He's also watched his dad move onto a younger model - Silver Johnny (Tom Rhys Harries).