Blackout is a dark and difficult play to watch, darkly funny at times, horrifying at others
A blackout, we are told at the start, is when part of the brain shuts down in order to let the organs work and what follows is the story of six alcoholics - created from interviews with recovering alcoholics.
Their journey on the path towards alcohol abuse starts with feelings such as loneliness, escapism, being shy and drink provides the seductive magic ingredient to lift them.
'It unlocked part of my soul' says one and it's similar for the others making them gregarious and confidence - you can understand the lure.
But what follows is like falling down a dark and destructive rabbit hole, the six stories told simultaneously, with similar themes but different details.
From minor accidents to 'going off like a bomb', the blackouts, the health toll; laughter about amusing drunken mishaps, like their friends and family, drift away as the devilish effects of alcoholism release demon personalities, behaviour and paranoia.