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THREE conference organisers and a teenage girl are stranded on a desert island following a plane crash that wipes out their fellow passengers.

A glib conversation about the availability of mini-sprites in the wreckage, and the potential use of a plastic bucket and spade from a child’s hand luggage to dig a mass grave for the dead, is cut short by the girl’s entreaty that her dead parents be buried separately from the anonymous dead.

Tragicomedy doesn’t quite sum up the tone of Tom Basden’s 'Holes' – instead the play strikes an unsettling balance between the bleak, the mundane and the ludicrous.

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