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Honest (Organised Crime Theatre Company)

By | Published on Sunday 24 August 2014

A man, tired of the Westminster wankers he’s forced to work with, decides to stop lying to them, to stop pretending to care, and starts to tell the truth. ‘Honest’ follows him on a night of drunken excess, where words can’t be taken back and what he really thinks is revealed in all its brutal honesty. Conor Mannion is a compelling performer in this one-man show, veering between furious and demoralised, expertly playing a man who refuses to play the game. The script is bleak – the opening full of swearing, swagger and bravado – but poignant in its take-down of the hypocrisy and ennui of office life. This will make you think twice about drinking with your colleagues.

theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 4/5