Tony finds himself in a spot of trouble after losing an illegal horse racing bet with a notorious group of London gangsters. Tony and his friends find themselves looking for any possible plan to come up with £250.000 in four days. After a whirlwind of ideas, accidental robbery, accidental horse tranquillisers and a lot of horse semen they find themselves in a final showdown. But will Tony come out unscathed from his run in with the gangsters?
This is Naughty Corners second show after their first sell out production of 'The Bastard Queen' which won the Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival Award in 2014. The company have continued to strive forward and took Not The Horse to the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2016 where it was sold out for the entire months run. For the next three nights, this outrageous gangster comedy is at the Unity Theatre.
With its very strong language and adult themes this is not for the faint hearted, although writer and director Mike Dickinson has created rather extreme characters in the likes of the coke fuelled London gangsters and the not so bright Irish boys. Tony, Stan and Paul, our three unlikely heroes of the piece, seem positively normal amongst this lot. Gun dealer Silk, is the only gangster with any real menace and is quick to cause chaos amongst the feuding gangs.
Fast paced and very energetic, the cast do a marvellous job in keeping the piece moving and it is easy to see why it became a firm favourite with audiences at the Edinburgh Festival.