MONEY the game show

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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.

To find out more visit moneythegameshow.com.

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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This is a past event 31 Jan 2013 to 09 Mar 2013
Writer and Director
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Cast

Brian Ferguson

Brian Ferguson’s theatre work includes Richard III/Aztec Trilogy, Dunsinane, Shakespeare in a Suitcase (RSC), Earthquakes in London (National Theatre), Dark Things, Fall (Traverse, Edinburgh), The Drawer Boy (Glasgow Tron), Blackwatch (National Theatre of Scotland) and Rupture, Snuff, They Make Noises (Glasgow Archers). For television, his credits include The Prayer, River City and Taggart. Brian took part in the original development work of MONEY the game show in Scotland in 2011

Lucy Ellinson

Lucy Ellinson’s theatre credits include Oh the humanity (and other good intentions) for Northern Stage (Newcastle, Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre), TORYCORE (Forest Fringe, winner of the Arches Brick Award 2012), Tenet (Gate Theatre), A Thousand Shards of Glass (Jane Packman Company), Alice in Wonderland, Down the Rabbit Hole (Royal Northampton & Derngate Theatres), Who You Are (Tate Modern), They Only Come at Night, Helium for Slunglow Theatre (BITE festival/The Barbican),and UK premières for Land Without Words (Edinburgh Festival – nomination for The Stage’s Best Solo Performance Award, international touring) and Monsters (Arcola Theatre). She has previously worked with Unlimited on their shows Tangle and Mission To Mars

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