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Losing The Rag
There’s capers aplenty at The Avondale Advertiser but the atmosphere is bittersweet as the digital revolution claims scalps in its march against traditional print, and all that.
Derek and Susan are old hacks working with an e-kid on the block, Barry. Pesky “management” are ever-present, looking to cull costs and increase the paper’s digital presence.
This comedy is quick fire and if you like your laughs a certain way, “There’s more howlers in this paper than Crufts”, you’ll love it.
There’s a hint, a brief hint, of Glengarry Glen Ross as an office competes for survival and the young usurp the old in the rush to progress. That word, “redundant”, isn’t actually used but it hovers
There’s probably something about the pacing, which isn’t quite right. The first third rattles by with action, the second is comfortably nice. The final third drags just a little and could do with some extra twist.
This is an enjoyable performance. In the words of Derek and Susan,
“Management want us to go viral”
”I’ve got a cold coming on.” !
What a way to finish the season with this brilliant production. Did Shona survive the torpedoing of the ship to out l[ve here mother?. Could there be a sequel?. I hope so.