Piranha Heights

This event has now finished. Until Jun 14 2008

Time Out says

Alan and Terry have each returned to their dead mother's tower block flat to claim it as their own. Terry has brought the mysterious Lilly with him. She lives in a squat next door with her lover, Medic, and the couple's baby Bubba. Bubba is a plastic doll, which they treat as if it were real. Philip Ridley's script never quite decides whether it's a farce or magical realism. While the brothers seem realistic, it is hard to take them seriously. On the other hand, Medic is a cartoon of psychotic impulses and hilariously creative swearing, played with staggering intensity and charisma by John Macmillan. Despite being a bit of a mess structurally – as if three separate plays are fighting for attention – there is some fine writing here, combined with moments of knuckle-whitening tension. Refusing to give answers, the play evokes the all too recognisable violence and madness of modern Britain.

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Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St, London W1D 3NE

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