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Baddies (Regent Rep)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

What seemingly starts as some silly Godfather spoof soon turns into a moral debate in this wickedly funny production of ‘Baddies’. Reminiscent of the recent furore over the humanity of Ian Brady, it looks beyond the one-dimensional ‘evil’ that characterises fiction and society’s bad guys. Regent Rep scrutinises a parade of movie stereotypes, from the pervy romantic lead to the soulless villain. With some teasingly great comic timing, this show sadly lets itself down in the closing scenes, as everything hurries to an ending before a substantial story has materialised. Despite a talented cast’s best efforts, a too-brief script meant the ‘Baddies’ didn’t really get the chance to make good.

theSpace on the Mile, until 17 Aug (not 4, 11), 6.05pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Katharine Wootton]