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Simon Toal’s one-man show is a gleeful, loving parody of hardboiled detective fiction or, to put it another way, a lighter shade of noir. This is nothing new; once the style of film noir was sussed, from its wised-up shamus and femme fatale to its co

31st January, 2009

THEATRE

The Friends of Jack Kairo By Simon Toal Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin, until February 14 Rating: **** Reviewed by Peter Crawley

Simon Toal’s one-man show is a gleeful, loving parody of hardboiled detective fiction or, to put it another way, a lighter shade of noir. This is nothing new; once the style of film noir was sussed, from its wised-up shamus and femme fatale to its convoluted plot and Venetian blinds, the send-up...

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