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“The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas” by Dennis Kelly

at the Royal Court Theatre, Thursday 12th September 2013

Gorge Mastromas, the titular character of Dennis Kelly’s début at the Royal Court, lives his life according to three rules:

  1. Whenever you want something – take it.
  2. All that is required to take everything you want is absolute will and an ability to lie to the depths of your heart.
  3. The effectiveness of a lie is compromised only by your attachment to the outcome of the lie. Therefore never think of the outcome, always assume discovery, embrace each second as if it were your last. Never, ever, ever regret.

Now, much has already been written about the way in which The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas acts as a morality play of late-twentieth and early-twenty-first century selfishness and where it can lead if stretched to extremes. Continue reading “The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas” by Dennis Kelly