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Mr Kolpert (The New Symposium Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Boredom as motive for cruelty and murder is the premise of this clever dark comedy. A short-fused architect and his prissy wife arrive at a most unusual dinner party, and their hosts watch in delight as a barbarous joke begins to unravel the couple’s already rocky marriage. With much domestic battery and an attempted rape, ‘Mr. Kolpert’ is probably not the sort of performance your granny would appreciate, but this absurdist play is fast-paced and edgy, with superb acting that leaves you enthralled throughout. Dialogue is a little wordy at times, and a few twists on the predictable side, but the biggest criticism is that the cast did not take a deserved bow at the end of their first-rate performance.

C Soco, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 6.40pm (7.40pm), £7.50 – £10.50, fpp282.
tw rating 4/5