Monday, 9 June 2014


(Sydney Theatre Company)

Currently staged by the Sydney Theatre Company 'Mojo' depicts the struggles by a number of minor London criminals in the 1950s to gian control of a local rock and roll singer. The play is set entirely within the dark and seedy confines of a club where the aspiring gangsters engage their criminal 'dance' of threats, bluffs and double bluffs.

The strengths of the production include the entertaining delivery of the London criminal patois by the cast members and a striking lighting scheme. I found the play to be generally humorous with menacing edges but at the same time a little baffling as I tried to understand who was on who's side and who was who's enemy. Maybe that was the point.

Season ends 5 July 2014.


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