ED2014 5/5 Reviews ED2014 Theatre Reviews

The Capone Trilogy – Lucifer (Jethro Compton Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

Like Milton’s fallen angel, Nick Nitti is charismatic, charming and proud. Like Milton’s Lucifer, he makes it easy to forget who he is, what he is, what he has done. And just like ‘Paradise Lost’, watching the devil’s fall from grace is a compelling experience. Drawing on the familiar tropes of gangster movies, the audience are fully immersed in Nitti’s life, seeing the man behind the monster. But the monster is never far away, always lurking, and when things fall apart, as they inevitably do, they fall apart with monstrous speed. Seeing the struggles up close, scant inches from the barrel of the gun, from the tears, the fists… it’s gripping, exciting, superb theatre.

C nova, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Leask]