SERIOUS MONEY | THEATRE REVIEW

CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE, CARDIFF

Tue 19 Apr

★★★★☆

As we are drawn into the financially obsessed 1980s setting of Serious Money, we quickly learn that trading isn’t just a vocation. Rather, it is an obsessive distortion of the everyday, where takeovers are celebrated like birthdays and crushes are monitored like fluctuating share-prices. If this intelligent parody teaches us anything, it’s that the stock market isn’t an environment you can enter half-heartedly. To emphasise this point with the subtlety of the Black Monday Crash, Caryl Churchill’s script bluntly informs us that, ‘You can’t play ball if you keep off the grass’. In their take on this retrospectively modern world, inventive new company Waking Exploits have also brought this go-getting expression to heart: their stage is coated in turf. Continue reading “SERIOUS MONEY | THEATRE REVIEW”

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