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The Toll (Savio(u)r Theatre Company – USA And UK)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

What do you get when you cross frustrated toll collectors with rude customers on a Boston highway? A great recipe for an inventive comedy based on true experiences on the American roads, strangely enough. We are introduced to an array of characters from all walks of life, from “Big” Tim, a closet gay with low self-esteem, intimidating drug dealer Dino who sells from his booth, to a series of obnoxious and downright eccentric drivers. The five-person cast does a fantastic job of recreating the fleeting, often abrupt, interactions of these people as they slow to a halt at the turnpike. It is the frenzy and communication failure that is so comical in this piece; this is an imaginative and superbly executed journey.

C soco, 3 – 29 Aug, 5.45pm (7pm), £6.50 – £9.50, fpp304.
tw rating 4/5