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Byline: JULES BOYLE

A PLAY, A PIE AND A PINT: VOLPONE, ORAN MOR, GLASGOW 10.06

It might be over 400 years old, but the message behind Ben Jonson's classic comedy was still very much relevant to the modern world.

Written in 1606, the play is a sharp satire on greed and lust. It tells the tale of Volpone, a scheming Venetian who, with the aid of his wily servant Mosca, fakes a terminal illness in order to dupe three of his peers into believing they will inherit his fortune. Despite the story being whittled down to its bare essentials to fit the one–hour running time, the plot was still labyrinthine enough, with each of the four cast doubling up on roles.

As Volpone, Edward Kingham was suitably reprehensible, but it was Kirstin McLean who stole the show, perfectly switching between Mosca and Celia.

JULES BOYLE
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 16, 2013
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