Saturday August 15, 2020

Theatre: Gumshoe caper is heavy on laughs

The Friends of Jack Kairo & Jack Kairo And The Long Hard Kiss Goodbye by Simon Toal, Patrick O'Donnell and Vincent A O'Reilly. New Theatre, Dublin 2. Rating: 4/5.

3rd August, 2013
Simon Toal in The Friends of Jack Kairo & Jack Kairo And The Long Hard Kiss Goodbye.

The Friends of Jack Kairo & Jack Kairo And The Long Hard Kiss Goodbye

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On the opening night of this spoof detective double-bill, the chief writer and performer Simon Toal occasionally corpsed with laughter at his own jokes. While lapsing out of character in this way would normally be frowned upon, here it actually added to the general mood of jollity. This is a hugely entertaining show, undeniably crude in places but full of inventive...

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