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Dough (Compagnie du Kaïros / Something For The Weekend)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

In an ideal world, Dough’s unnamed protagonist naively observes as a young child, nobody would need any money at all. That’s just before being shipped off to a ‘communist’ summer camp that forcibly removes its youngsters’ personal wonga for redistribution to the collective – followed by a helter-skelter, high-speed zip through a life in which every single relationship and interaction is founded on finance. There’s plenty of knowing humour in writer/director David Lescot’s birth-to-death three-hander, but far darker undercurrents, too. It’s a brilliantly slick, pacey show, with Zach Lusk full of charm and energy in the central role, but perhaps so intent on hitting home with its thesis that it misses a few opportunities for surprise or contrast.

Pleasance Dome, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [David Kettle]