Brotherly Love at Pentameters Theatre
By Simon__Lee | Friday, February 10, 2012, 18:36
It's good to see new and original writing in fringe theatre, and Petameters has always been known for giving writers a stage to show their work in London. Their current run is surely one of the highlights of the current London scene. Brotherly Love is listed as a black comedy by David Schaal (a familiar face for anyone who it a fan of E4's The Inbetweeners), and tells the story of two brothers reconciling after years of not talking.
As a show, Brotherly Love is excellently written. Full of laughs, but with those intense moments that makes fringe theatre stand out from the commercial stuff. A well paced play, with brilliantly awkward moments and, focusing on two ex-punks, will have many an audience member nodding their head with nostalgia.
The male leads of the show (Edward Law and Math Sams) are excellently cast, with brilliant comedy timing whilst passionately portraying the characters. They're obviously hugely experienced and roll with the punches during the show. Sadly there were a few hiccups throughout the show that were difficult to ignore, though they're sure to be ironed out as the run continues. Despite this, Brotherly Love is most definitely one of the best plays Pentameters have put on over the past couple of years.