Playwright Laurie Motherwell is sensitive about stereotypes. In a comedy about two working-class Glasgow lads with entrepreneurial ambitions, he repeatedly resists the temptation to lead them towards a life of crime. Any time Sean (Sean Connor) and Daro (Cameron Fulton) get the chance to cut a corner in their get-rich-quick scheme to run an ice-cream van, he stops them in their tracks. They pay a fine for forgetting to buy a licence and refuse to deal in contraband. They won’t even pass off regular milk for organic.
And although he sneaks in the phrase “comfort and joy”, in a sly reference to the Bill Forsyth movie inspired by Glasgow’s drug-related ice-cream wars, Sean and Daro Flake It ’Til They Make It is resolutely not another west-coast underworld play about turf wars, hardmen and addicts. [READ MORE]