Unlimited Theatre and Bush Theatre present
Money: The Game Show
by Clare Duffy
Tue 24 – Thu 26 June at 7.30pm
Casino and Queenie used to be hedge fund managers. Before the financial crisis of 2008, that is. Now, in an inspired - or desperate - career move, they’ve turned to performance art to share their stories of how to make (and lose) billions from economic downturn.
Playing with £10,000 in real pound coins, you are invited to bet long, short and hedge, as Casino and Queenie challenge you to play a series of high stake games that demonstrate how the world’s economic system came to the brink of collapse.
Risk takers to the front, risk averse to the back. Welcome to MONEY the game show.
“A fiercely showbiz affair…. the writing glitters with an unexpected brilliance.”
* * * * The Scotsman
“This playful, thoughtful and riotously entertaining piece is right on the money... a chilling reminder of how easily the pound in your pocket could be worth nothing at all.”
* * * * The Guardian
“The interactive element is brilliantly conceived, capturing the thrilling adrenal kick of competition and gambling.”
“A brightly apocalyptic guide to the way of all lucre during the last couple of decades... It makes you, as a participant in its games, feel silly, sordid and finally scared. It also provides the most ingenious and sobering explanation I’ve come across for the current fascination with zombies in our culture.”
Ben Brantley, Chief Theatre Critic, New York Times
Developed with the support of The Arches, Traverse Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and Creative Scotland as part of the Platform 18 Award.
Trailer 1: http://vimeo.com/93383644
Trailer 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZjYq9dltaY
Trailer 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5FcOIMyZGM
Running Time: 105 minutes, no interval
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