This play was good fun. It is basically a comedy about a punk band that fell out in unusual circumstances reforming many years later as Mammon comes calling. It sounds a bot “so what?” and it some ways it was, but it was an entertaining evening at one of our favourite venues.
The Bush has a good stub for this production, as the best theatres now do – see here. The reviews bit doesn’t seem to be working, but there are several reviews still to be found:
- Lyn Gardner in the Guardian found it enjoyable despite being improbable – here;
- Rhoda Koenig in the Independent was not convinced by it – here;
- Ian Shuttleworth in the FT pretty much seemed to like it – here;
- Philip Fisher in British Theatre Guide also pretty much raved about it – here;
- Charles Spencer in the Telegraph absolutely loved it and called for a west end transfer – here.
It didn’t get a west end transfer, but perhaps that idea was b*llocks, never mind. The Bush was still a room above the pub in those days, which seemed a fitting venue for this piece.