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Theater Review

Cockney accent’s on swearing and violence

Brian Bernhard (left) and Keith Michael Pinault in Theatre on Fire’s production of “Mojo.’’ The play follows 1950s London lowlifes who seek fame, drugs, and more through rock ’n’ roll. Brian Bernhard (left) and Keith Michael Pinault in Theatre on Fire’s production of “Mojo.’’ The play follows 1950s London lowlifes who seek fame, drugs, and more through rock ’n’ roll. (THEATRE ON FIRE)
By Joel Brown
Globe Correspondent / November 6, 2011

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There’s action aplenty in Jez Butterworth’s “Mojo.’’ There’d have to be, what with the gun and the sword, and all the pills the characters pop. Theatre on Fire’s production, beginning performances tonight at the Charlestown Working Theater, ups the ante with a live rock band. But even after watching the actors rehearse a violent confrontation, it’s the dialogue that lingers in the mind, profane and jittery Cockney banter, like David Mamet by way of the Kray brothers.

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MOJO

At: Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill St., Boston, through Nov. 19. Tickets: $20-$25, $15 seniors and students. 866-811-4111, www.charles townworkingtheater.org