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A play in two distinct but interlocking halves which run in reverse order, Warde Street, looks at different aspects of the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings.

It starts in Samiya's (Avita Jay) flat as she clashes with her lover David (writer Damien Tracey stepped in to play at the role last minute), a politician, about his last minute change of heart over backing her brother Ashfaq (Omar Ibrahim) in a court case. He is accused of shooting a man who's wife was killed in thr 7/7 bombings but says it was an accident.

The trio's argument looks at the murky motivations of politicians and whether in the wake of the London attack the word of a victim is automatically more trusted than that of a Muslim.

Flashes of black and throw-away humour punctuate an increasingly tense situation as Ash tries to convince David of his innocence.

In the second scene we go back to the tragic day in question, when Ash's Manchester shop is broken into by an inebriated friend from his younger days Eddie (Shane Noone), who wants to "have a drink" with his old pal despite not having seen him for two years.

Both actors are excellent as they move from an uncomfortable delving into their differing views of their 'heydays' to an all out battle for their very lives, with Eddie spewing vitriol against all Muslims and Ash at first calmly and then frantically pleading for him to see sense.

Can half a lifetime of friendship be washed away by the grief of losing a loved one to an act of terror? 

Good directed by Jenny Eastop gives you time to think about what is happening but keeps the pace building right up until the nail-biting conclusion.

Park Theatre has cleverly chosen to run the pay in it's 90-seater theatre while The Vertical Hour, which debates the Iraq War, plays to an audience of 200 next door.

Both run until October 26.