Friday 17 August 2012 | By Khristine Gallagher
ED2012 Theatre Review: Continuous Growth (The Group Theatre Of Helsinki co-ordinated by Ace-Production)
This satire, a relevantly hilarious take on the inefficiencies of the global financial system, manages to both shock and delight along the way. Andy, an ordinary Scottish man just wants his very own shed; instead, he sets up his own successful business and eventually manages to bring the global economy crashing to a grinding halt. With a compelling script and seamless transitions accompanied by enjoyably odd characters – it features the likes of a casual Scottish Jesus – this production is highly accomplished. At times this gritty Scottish adaptation contains reflectively meaningful snippets amongst the humour, but when it gets too heavy, the plot snaps back to its sharply satirical roots: fuelling an excitingly surreal exploration of the chaotic financial system.
Pleasance Dome, 1-27 Aug, 12.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Khristine Gallagher]