Don’t shoot the hitman
Florist must impersonate hitman for sixty minutes.
A fast paced, tightly woven, relentlessly funny homage to every gangster film.
You can’t borrow thirty grand, kill a guy, frame another one, take the money and run... A florist has no option but to impersonate notorious hitman Axel Harrison, after he resourcefully strangles the real Axel with a telephone cord…
As long as he doesn't have to carry out another contract on the scapegoat that the crooked cop framed for Chris' own fictional murder, fall for the loan shark's daughter, or make eye contact with his unhinged goon...No one should see through the fake moustache.
Razor sharp dialogue propels this play through its twists and turns, while the larger-than-life characters dig their own graves.
"Floyd's script is blade sharp, and gets funnier as it progresses" - BMA Magazine
"…a laugh a minute as mistaken identity and confusion tangle the plot into zany humour" - Canberra Critics Circle
"Sam is the future of Australian writing...sharp, witty, funny...Watch this guy" - Peter Matheson, Dramaturge
This began life as part of the Street Theatre’s Made In Canberra season (Nov 2009), then blossomed into a Melbourne Fringe production at Revolt Art Space (Sept 2013).