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Other People’s Teeth (Want The Moon Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2018

What is the motive of a contract killer? This question forms the premise of this bizarre three-hander. More a character study than a full story, the play follows Joss, a contract killer who likes her job, though it’s never quite clear why. Becky Downing, as Joss, convinces as a murderer, but I wasn’t sold on her relationship with her boyfriend – the dialogue between them a strange mix of clichés and pseudo-philosophy. The other contract killer, played by Adam Walker-Kavanagh, is both well-written and well-acted; he’s all smiles as he talks about the fun of sticking his fingers in other people’s teeth. The play is entertaining as an action thriller, but I was never quite sure what it was trying to say.

C Aquila, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ela Portnoy]