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The Firm review – pub drama overflows with banter and rage

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Hampstead theatre, LondonZingy repartee and energetic performances fail to enliven Roy Williams’ tale about a criminal gang’s unresolved grievancesThe Firm opens in high mood as four middle-aged men, formerly in a criminal gang, meet up at a London pub. They are celebrating the imminent release of a fifth member, Shaun, from prison that day.Like Godot, Shaun never appears and the waiting gives rise to unresolved memories and tensions. A pecking order emerges as alcohol is drunk, and the bonhomie ruptures when a young interloper and upstart, Fraser (Makir Ahmed), enters the mix. Continue reading...

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