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Money The Game Show at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Interactive theatrical experience satires the economic crisis.

Money The Game Show

Money The Game Show is a playful journey through the madness of the financial system from Leeds-based Unlimited Theatre, resident company at West Yorkshire Playhouse, and London’s acclaimed new writing venue the Bush Theatre.

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 show how the world’s economic system came to the brink of collapse.

The Bush Theatre teams up with Unlimited Theatre to take a playful and politically sharp look at the roots of the 2008 financial crisis and its ongoing impact in 2013, as well as tackle the bigger questions: What is money? What is it worth? And what happens when we stop believing in it?

Money The Game Show was first developed as part of the Platform 18: New Directions Award, supported by The Arches, Traverse Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland. It has been further developed for this co-production between Unlimited Theatre and the Bush Theatre currently on national tour.

Money The Game Show runs 11-13 April. To book tickets call box office 0113 213 7700 or visit www.wyp.org.uk

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