Exploring the banking crisis from prosperity to crash, this show is a thought-provoking and fully interactive experience that offers you the chance to take control. But we soon learn that if one goes down, we all go down. The production, resembling more of a game than a theatrical performance, is slick and investing options are well explained (at manageable intervals) by the dab-hand croupiers. It's an innovative take on a well writ story, but inevitable predictability inhibits any element of surprise. With the basics grasped, a little more theatrical intervention wouldn’t have gone amiss.
That said it’s a marvelously fun and insightful evening out. Prepare for sweaty palms and a racing heart. The odds are in your favour. But will the power go to your head?
|What||Review: Lies, Almeida Theatre|
|Where||Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Highbury & Islington (underground)|
31 Jul 18 – 18 Aug 18, Shows at 6pm and 9pm
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