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Economy Of Thought (Odd Rituals)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

‘Economy of Thought’ has an intriguing premise, exploring the moral responsibilities of four bankers when they cause an financial catastrophe, and allowing things to spiral wildly out of control with unexpected consequences. The play featured good performances from the cast, but failed to be consistently engaging. The tension of the plot was disrupted by the sometimes dense financial jargon. It managed to expertly set the tone of the environment but hindered the dialogue, making the whole thing less compelling. The frequently moved set which transformed offices into kitchens was an interesting idea, but often resulted in long scene changes which again slowed the momentum. A brave attempt at an interesting idea, which occasionally failed to succeed.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug (not 12, 19), 2.40pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]