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The 3rd Sector (Pure Theatre LLP)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

‘Transplants for Britain’, the charity at the centre of this satirical play, is an organisation with no heart that wants you (literally) to give it yours. With crass soft toys, a head of PR who learnt his trade at a soft drinks giant and a publicity campaign that looks increasingly fraudulent, the fictional organisation is disturbingly plausible. It’s a neat catalyst for the play to question the dangers of the corporate environment in which charities operate. Paolo Chianta’s new work abounds with sharp, darkly comic exchanges, overshadowing occasional moments where the plot felt a little cluttered with tangential detail. With some strong performances, albeit not quite flawless delivery, this is a provocative production with plenty of life.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Sarah Richardson]