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Jerry And Tom (Quids in Theatre Company)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

Stories exploring the soft sides of hardened criminals are hardly new, and ‘Jerry and Tom’ is sadly no different. Tracking the progression of two hit men who begin as master and apprentice, it is a likeable but unoriginal character study centred around the fluctuating friendship between the title characters. What elevates the play is the acting; the two men find an appropriate balance in tone, amusing the audience with their endearing banter before ruthlessly dispatching another victim. The third cast member switches between roles with great facility, victim one moment, crime boss the next. It is a real shame that the story ultimately plays out along familiar lines, offering little new insight into the shadowy world of the hit man.

theSpace on the Mile, until 24 Aug (not 11, 18), 7.05pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Elaine Teng]