Dad's Money (3 stars)

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This article is from 2008.

A father's death reunites two estranged brothers, before his inheritance drives them apart. Writer/director Richard Fry, the man behind last year's Greedy Scratchers, has a keen eye for moments of comic pathos as the brothers reflect on their many regrets.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 25 Aug, 1.40pm, £8–£9 (£6.50–£7.50).


1. Peter Alexander8 Aug 2008, 10:12am3 stars Dad's Money Report

A great premise - two feuding brothers, stuck in the cellar of their dead dad’s house, searching for and arguing about their inheritance - with lots of witty one liners which perhaps belong more to a stand up set than a play, it cracks along at a riveting pace and explores the relationship and grudges between an earthy farmhand and a nine to five, suit and tie younger brother. With similarities to Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, it is gently humourous and deceptively simple and deep; however, it was slightly let down by and uneasiness and strain in the performances which will, hopefully, improve as the run continues (I saw it at a preview performance).

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