Andy’s business, like his life, is hanging by a thread. Like a sulky schoolkid, Andy has had to begin the evening by listening to a sorrowing lecture from a food inspector who is less than happy with the state of the hygiene and the dodgy bookkeeping. Andy knows that he has to keep the restaurant going through sheer chutzpah, fronting it out at all times.
Crisis after crisis in the kitchen and dining area propel the evening towards its titular finale. The pace never flags and Graham delivers a colossal performance of utter sincerity. Deliciously tense and fraught.