Three opportunistic hacks marooned in a claustrophobic bunker, ignorant of what is happening in the war outside reuse old scripts to make propaganda films in this dreadful play.
The actors, who fit neither their accents nor their suits, fail to engage. They are not helped by a light-weight script that, instead of taking the audience on a journey, spins around in circles like car performing doughnuts in a parking lot. The conversations between characters, despite a few clever puns, are stilted and unnatural.This is a shame as the basic concept is good. However the show misses opportunities to provide the audience with interesting and topical comment about spin or the power of media images in wartime.
The ending, as sudden as a power cut, comes after only thirty uneventful minutes. The applause begins from the side of the stage, and eventually the audience joins in after a few uncomfortable seconds. If this show was a blind date, she would talk at you for half an hour despite having nothing to say and then run off mid-sentence with no explanation. If you’re considering seeing Think Tank, think again.