Hope And Anchor, London N1
Opened ?? January, 1991

Ricardo Pinto came to London from Portugal in 1974, and has now set up a theatre in the Hope And Anchor for the use of his two companies. Its opening production shows David Mamet's precise ear for the natural rhythms of Chicagoan hustle-speak, and Pinto's complete inability having given himself the lead to perform them. Imagine Toshiro Mifune playing Archie Rice. Fine, why not? Now imagine Toshiro Mifune can't act. It's that bad almost perversely recommendable, but ultimately just very painful.

Written for City Limits magazine.

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