Raymond and Dutch in the Case of the Last Green Bag at The New Theatre is an entertaining tale of two bored, disenchanted actors who, after a night of heavy drinking, realise they are missing one of their most prized possessions. Through the lens of film noir they take on the guise of private detectives, trying and catastrophically failing to solve the very simple case of the missing bag.
Raymond and Dutch in the Case of the Last Green Bag’ is well written, with a number of hilarious and cleverly composed portions of punchy dialogue, but overall it has a distinctly amateurish feel. A number of the jokes and references come across as insider jokes to which the audience is not privy. The plays ending, while certainly surprising and hard hitting, comes across as quite laboured and ham fisted.