Polar Bears - A West End Comedy (2 stars)

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This article is from 2006.

Inhabited by lost souls spilled over from Generation X, Jim Kenworth’s play questions the racial stereotypes that are still so prevalent in multinational London. As his characters struggle to find some kind of identity, he explores the sexual competitiveness found within masculine social groups.

That few of the cast are accomplished actors doesn’t really affect what is a hugely stylised script. It feels oddly like a combination of an episode of Bottom and a scene from A Clockwork Orange. A suspension of disbelief is paramount in listening to the performers as they appear to read off cue cards, once in the right frame of mind, however it’s good for a chuckle. (Eddie Thornton)

Smirnoff Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, until Aug 27 (not 14), 3.15pm, £8.50-£9.50 (£7.50-£8.50).

This article is from 2006.

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