Tag Archives: wall street

The Lehman Trilogy, National Theatre

Through one family and one company, Italian playwright Stefano Massini tackles big topics: the development of Western capitalism, the immigrant experience, the American Dream. But this isn’t just any family – it’s the Lehman Brothers, the collapse of whose banking … Continue reading

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Dry Powder, Hampstead Theatre

Inequality is a hot topic for dramatists, but Sarah Burgess’s deliciously dark comedy comes at it from a surprising perspective: allowing those high-finance gorgons to have their say. Of course, part of the strategy is giving them enough rope to … Continue reading

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A financial thriller to get blood pumping

Beth Steel, returning to the Hampstead after 2014’s Wonderland, dips back into history for a resonant financial drama. It’s 1978, and Wall Street is lending staggering sums to developing Latin American countries for infrastructure projects that are never completed – … Continue reading

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Labyrinth, Hampstead Theatre

Beth Steel, who scored at hit at the Hampstead in 2014 with a play about the 1980s miners’ strike, has dipped back into history to create one with sickening relevance to the current financial crisis. It’s 1978, and Wall Street … Continue reading

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