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The Capone Trilogy – Vindici (Jethro Compton Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

A noir thriller inspired by ‘The Revenger’s Tragedy’, this final installment in ‘The Capone Trilogy’ is redolent with genre tropes: the femme fatale; the tortured anti-hero; the voiceover; the flashbacks; the use of light and shadow. The lustful duke becomes corrupt Police Chief Duce, and Vindici a former detective, out to avenge his wife. It walks a fine line between gentle satire and cliche, mostly staying on the right side, the black humour bursting the tension, keeping it from overwhelming the audience completely (a real possibility in such close quarters). It also links with the other plays in the trilogy – Loki and Lucifer – tying the three together neatly, in a satisfyingly tragic – and bloody – manner.

C nova, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Leask]