The Overcoat (4 stars)

This article is from 2011

The Overcoat

All-Scottish cast lead excellent classic satire

An up-to-the minute, fast-paced version of Gogol’s great satire, Catherine Grosvenor’s sharp and hilarious translation (for Finnish companies Rhymäteatteri and Ace Productions) finds us in the world of Edinburgh banking. A fine, all-Scottish cast is led by the excellent Billy Mack as our unassuming hero, bank worker Akaky McAkaky, is hurtled through breakneck capitalist development and into the jaws of the current recession.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 29 Aug, 12.25pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10).

The Overcoat

  • 4 stars

Watch the trotters in the trough get a serious slapping! The Overcoat is a fast, furious and deeply acerbic satire where banks and bankers are in for a kicking. This is Gogol for today in a dazzling new comedy that has taken Scandinavia by storm. Catherine Grosvenor’s brilliant Scottish adaptation brings it right here…