Thursday July 9, 2020

Theatre: A paupers' plight that fails to convince

Tom and Vera by Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy. Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, September 24-29. Rating: 2/5. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

12th October, 2013
Alan Howley as Tom and Caitríona Ní Mhurchú as Vera.

Tom and Vera


Tom and Vera are "two ordinary people who played by the rules". Or so they remind each other as they prepare to rob a bank. They used to have good jobs and a pension plan, but they lost everything in the crash. Now they're "so much more than broke", and Vera shoplifts to feed their two kids.

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