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A great script is useless without the cast to pull it off and this production is swimming in talent.
The production has certainly arrived at the right time, the script is from the 50s and maybe 10 years ago some of the topics would have seemed a bit outdated. But with things as they are and as they are going, topics like the Anglo-Irish Trade War suddenly take on new dimensions. Though the central themes of the play are timeless.
The first act is quite simply hilarious. It is filled with plenty of gags and japes with a real sardonic wit. It works so well it feels like Dick Clement must have seen it and said "that would make a great sitcom". As the play progresses it becomes slower and more thoughtful. The changing in pacing works well to show the strain of the situation on the characters. We come to release that the jokes were gallows humour and as the time draws closer it is a coping mechanism that doesn't work so well.
A great script is useless without the cast to pull it off and this production is swimming in talent. There is a good mix of stage acting styles on show. Even though some characters appear for bafflingly brief times, the cast ensures each character is memorable.
This is Money For The Sun's first production and it is one hell of a calling card and certainly a production company to keep an eye on. If you are looking for some classic theatre with a contemporary feel or just want to see cracking good show The Quare Fellow is for you.