BROKE BRITANNIA! Now updated to include the efforts of Cameron, Osborne & Co to outsmart the Masters of Finance and the whole of Europe!
LONDON'S NEW FINANCIAL MUSICAL!
FINANCE AND MUSICAL - not two words you often hear together. BROKE BRITANNIA! replays the CREDIT CRUNCH as fairy-tale - with vicious lyrics and great tunes. No character is spared, from doomed bankers such as Fred the Shred and Andy Applegarth, to the jokers who were meant to control them – Alistair Darling, Mervyn King & Co. All set against the easily digested backdrop of Little Red Riding Hood, Mr Wolf leads us through a financial zoo of heroes and villains, taking in Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother on the way.
Think Bertholt Brecht meets Gilbert & Sullivan: lyricist David Shirreff, who reported on the crisis for The Economist, believes only satire does justice to the fiasco and throws down the challenge that today’s cast of characters could easily do it all over again.
BROKE BRITANNIA! is the first in a series of three new musicals which each follow a different financial crisis, the first taking place at home in the UK 2007-2009, the second, EUROCRASH!, in Europe, and the third, BARACK AND THE BEANSTALK, tackles the USA. With a West End studded cast and brand new design, Crunch Productions looks forward to taking the Square Mile by storm.
PREVIEWING AT THE DEVAS CLUB OCTOBER 8TH!
FOLLOWED BY 45-MINUTE LUNCHTIME PERFORMANCES AT
THE BRIDEWELL THEATRE
14 BRIDE LANE, LONDON EC4Y 8EQ
FROM TUESDAY - FRIDAY OCTOBER 13TH-16TH
AND TUESDAY - FRIDAY OCTOBER 20TH-23RD
(WITH EXTRA 12.00 PERFORMANCES ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY)
Music by Russell Sarre, Words by David Shirreff, Directed by Alice Kornitzer, Musical director Chris Huntley and Produced by Noor Lawson
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