Joakim Groth’s play addresses a wide range of meta-theatrical subjects, from the responsibility of the critic to the sanctity of a playwrights text, and does so intelligently – although a harsher critic (not I, Mr Groth!) might accuse it of wearing its intellect a little knowingly. And bloggers aren’t even mentioned, which obviously loses it a few points.
Notwithstanding that, there are some superb performances here. Marcus Groth (who you will remember from Risto Räppääjä ja polkupyörävaras, Finland’s highest grossing family film) is wonderfully comfortable in his lead role and Tony Donaldson is utterly arresting in his thoughtful portrayal of both the doomed critic and a psychopathic playwright.