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Sleight Of Mind (Out Of The Bag Productions)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

As detective Goldman hunches in his raincoat, a melancholic sax solo in the air, it isn’t just him who has the “strange feeling” that he’s been here before. Those with any familiarity with film noir will find plenty¬† to amuse them in this parody, in which a detective with a fondness for speaking to himself is pitted against an actor and his disturbingly lifelike dummy. While the plot has potential, however, it has too many strands for a half hour production, making it easy to become lost in the murky realm of fragile egos, fires and fedoras. As every Chandler criminal learns, having everything comes at a cost – but this is a good effort from a young cast.

theSpace on the Mile, until 9 Aug, 2.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Sarah Richardson]