Of these two one act plays, the Good Samaritan is a well acted, very dark comedy. It was everything I’d hoped for after seeing his excellent play, the Lodger, last year. The other short play, Death of a Hawker, felt more like a work in progress. That said, the Good Samaritan more than makes up for it – thoroughly recommended.
As one character says, “You won’t know how it ends until it has ended.” Some great plot twists drive this play by Harry Saks and its one hour length, straight through with no interval, keeps the tension going. Three cheers to the little Pentameters Theatre in Hampstead for a steady supply of great new writing which puts many larger theatres to shame.