Start with the story; an ever-shrinking budget for a film that has a deadline creeping closer and closer. On top of that there's family drama, (not so) hidden political agendas and a plot that allows movie titles like Para-Anal Activity 2, Glad-He-Ate-Her and Porn Raider to be bandied about.
Then there are the characters: Terry Serio dialling up the sleaze he showcased recently in Belvoir's BStreet soap opera, appearing here as Don, a washed-up porn director trying to make his mark as a legitimate filmmaker while simultaneously trying to earn his daughter's respect; a wonderfully camp Tony Llewellyn-Jones, a relic from Don's porn-making days with plenty of sass; and the car-wreck-can't-look-away dynamic of the 'brains' behind the operation, Amy (Briallen Clarke), a deceptively cute and conniving alpha to the overly-excitable, juvenile and barely bearable Randy (played too well by Blake Erickson). Caroline Craig seems a little under-used as Don's daughter, but she brings a sceptical energy that charges the father/daughter subplot.
There's a lot of comedy – and some high stakes – crammed into 80-minutes, and while some punch lines don't quite land and the rapid transitions occasionally jolt, Tim Roseman's no-holds-barred direction allows this snappy no-frills comedy to shine.
SBW Stables to Sunday 15 December
This week's new sets include tunes from Wavves (our Album Of The Week), Mercury Rev and Trivium, plus releases from locals Cold Chisel and Philadelphia Grand Jury.