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Silk Road (EH Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

‘Silk Road’ is the tale of a friendly, up-and-coming drug-lord, who lives with his nan and is hopelessly in love with a girl above his station. In an attempt to win over his uninterested lover, he revolutionises the grimy Northern drug world using the infamous Silk Road website, where drugs and other illegal goods could be bought anonymously over the Internet. Like a hybrid of ‘Snatch’ and ‘Starter for Ten’, this is both an adolescent adventure and a grotesque, criminal caper. Gritty and very well written by Old Vic New Voices playwright Alex Oates, ‘Silk Road’ is the best thing to come from its namesake. Unless you’re into guns and drugs. Then it’s just one of the best things.

Assembly George Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 [George Robb]