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Frank Sent Me (Em-Lou Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 31 August 2014

Three men and a gun – this is a blackly comic play about a hit man who is trying to meet his maker, but keeps getting hindered by the incompetence of others. Accepting the fact that his mob boss has decided to get rid of him, Howe’s attempts to meet death with dignity are repeatedly thwarted by his well-meaning but fussy partner, and the shaky young rookie who is sent to do the deed. The performances are all subtly and warmly humorous, and the award-winning writing moves the story on with pace and suspense. The ending seems somewhat inevitable fairly early on, which is a shame, but this is a dark, impeccably structured comedy that cannot fail to entertain.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Vicki Baron]