The rules are important.
Our job is to maximize the size of the “cherry” pie.
Yours is to be quiet. Shhh. DON’T SCRATCH.
Islands is an ink black comedy about tax havens, enormous greed, and the few who have it all. Join Olivier Award-nominated Caroline Horton and her filthy ensemble on Haven, a bizarre and monstrous world where no-one has to pay… for anything.
Devised in consultation with experts on offshore finance, Islands sounds a warning siren—we ignore the tax practices of wealthy individuals and multinational companies at our peril.
Oxfam estimate that there is $18.5 trillion siphoned out of the world economy into tax havens by wealthy individuals alone. Christian Aid has calculated that 1,000 children die every day as a result of tax evasion. This is not just a political or social challenge; this is a matter of human rights.
“As you know, I have made fighting the scourge of tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance a priority…”
We thought Dave might need a hand.
Islands sees multi award-winning and Olivier nominated Caroline Horton (Mess, You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy) re-united with Bush Theatre Associate Director, Omar Elerian (The Mill – City of Dreams, Bradford, Yorkshire; You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy).
Presented by the Bush Theatre and Caroline Horton & Co with China Plate. Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and Harlow Playhouse.
Islands has been developed in consultation with specialist economic advisers including John Christensen of The Tax Justice Network. Funded by Arts Council England and kindly supported by the Unity Theatre Trust and developed with the support of Oxford Playhouse, the Peggy Ramsey Foundation, National Theatre Studio and South Street Arts Centre.
Developed through Fuel’s Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Teachers! Coming to see Islands with your students?
Check out our Education Pack, packed full of context, photos and classroom exercises.