A tale for our recessionary times

Money the game show
Money the game show

A number of different things have been on the Alnwick Playhouse stage, but tomorrow is sure to be a first.

Anyone in the audience for Money the game show will be confronted with £10,000 in pound coins.

Described as a playful and politically sharp look at the roots of the 2008 financial crisis, it comes to Alnwick as part of its Autumn 2014 tour presented as part of REACH, a project bringing new theatre to the North East, managed by ARC Stockton and Dep Arts Ltd and funded by Arts Council England.

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 actual pound coins, audiences are invited to bet long, short or hedge, as Casino and Queenie guide them through a series of interactive games that demonstrate how the world’s economic system came to the precipice of collapse.

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

Tickets, costing £12, £13 premier, £10 child/student are available from the Playhouse box office in person, on 01665 510785, or online at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk.