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The Sunset Five (DugOut Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

The Sunset Five

Strong accents and strong jokes; sharp, refined acting and a near flawless script – ‘The Sunset Five’ is surely one of the neatest plays in town. Set in the seaside town of Chipworth, five friends try to save their local pub from Micky Mansions, the baddest and meanest man in town, by planning a heist on his casino. The characters each come with their own skills, they’re wonderfully two-dimensional and it feels like a video game. It’s structured like an episode of any cartoon you’ve ever seen, and gleefully delights in its own silliness. Although the planning of the heist drags on for slightly too long, I had so much fun that it’s more than worth being stuck in the mud for a while.

Pleasance Dome, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert Stevens]