In just 70 minutes Irish playwright Owen McCafferty sums up a lifetime’s regrets as two elderly, alcoholic labourers from Belfast are nudged into private reminiscence by thoughts of mortality and the route to East Finchley’s cemetery. Exiles in London –and temporarily on the wagon – they each recall, in flashback, how things might have turned out had it not been for a single misjudged choice. Peter Gowen and Ciaran McIntyre convince completely as this battered, bickering, blustering yet interdependent pair who owe a debt to Beckett but have a vulnerability all their own in Rachel O’Riordan’s poignant production.
– Louise Kingsley
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