Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Young Tycoons

(Sydney Morning Herald)

The current production from Darlinghurst Theatre Company is 'The Young Tycoons' about two young men who replace their retiring millionaire fathers at the head of their respective media empires.

Although the creators of the play state that it is not the story of the Packer and Murdoch families the similarities with their histories and characters clearly suggest the two Australian dynasties are the satirical inspiration.

The play is a revival but has been well updated with a number of references to contemporary events.

It is a well acted play and quite incisive although the 'Packer' character's naiveté is somewhat exaggerated.

Plenty of quiet chuckles in Act 1 and some laugh out loud moments in Act 2.

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