MONEY the game show

by Clare Duffy Thu 31 Jan - Sat 9 Mar, 2013
Financial Times
The Guardian
'This playful, thoughtful and riotously entertaining piece is right on the money'

A Bush Theatre and Unlimited Theatre co-production.

Extra performances added! Now showing till 9 March.

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 game show hosts 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.

So, risk takers to the front, risk averse to the back. Welcome to MONEY the game show.

The Bush teams up with Unlimited Theatre to take a playful and politically sharp look at the roots of the financial crisis and its ongoing impact, as well as tackling some bigger questions: What is money? What is it worth? And what happens when we stop believing in it?

Alongside MONEY the game show, Unlimited Theatre and the Bush Theatre are offering you the chance to buy a £1 share in the show and see your actual pound on stage. At the end of the show's tour our shareholders will decide what happens with the cash from the total shares invested. A playful game to start a serious conversation about money.

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Supported by the Simon Gray Award. Originally developed as part of the Platform 18: New Directions Award, supported by The Arches, Traverse Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland

Special thanks to Eventbrite for supporting Your Pound on Stage.

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What the papers say

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'This playful, thoughtful and riotously entertaining piece is right on the money'

The Guardian

'Engagingly explores the build-up to, and the aftermath of, the 2008 financial catastrophe'

Financial Times


Written and Directed by - Clare Duffy
Designer - Rhys Jarman
Composer - David Edwards
Lighting Designer - Richard Godin
Sound Designer - Matt Angove



Lucy Ellinson
Brian Ferguson



Running Time - 1 hour 45 minutes
Bush Local Offer - £12 preview tickets, 10% other performances
Dates - 31 Jan - 9 Mar
Mon - Sat - 7.30pm, £19.50 (£12 concessions)
Previews - 31 Jan, 1, 2, 4, 5 Feb, 7.30pm £15 (£10 concessions)
Press Night - 6 Feb, 7pm
Saturday Matinees - 9, 16, 23 Feb, 2 Ma, 2.30pm £15 (£10 concessions)
Wednesday Matinee - 27 Feb, 2.30pm £15 (£10 concessions)
Audio Described Performance - Sat 16 Feb, 2.30pm
Captioned Performance - Fri 15 Feb, 7.30pm
Supporters Night - Tues 12 Feb
Under 26? - Get tickets for £10. Just quote code U26/2013, when booking online or by phone. More tickets released for final week.