Grab that cash with both hands
And make a stash…
- The set design was quite breathtaking. I wondered if the machine was purpose-built or a leftover from the industrial revolution. One minute we were looking at it and then we were in the middle of it, then on top of it looking down, then back in the middle.
- Awesome use of depth and imagination – how they could make a floor into a pool into a ceiling is beyond me (you’ll have to go see it for yourself and you’ll know what I’m talking about).
- There were some great moments of brilliance and aaaaah I get it. The chiffres on the floor, the corporate presentation at the top, the parliamentary debate in the middle. Very clever writing and a wonderful way of including the audience in the performance (please note that human nature requires there to be at least one annoying over-enthusiastic punter in every audience…).
- At one point I was throwing things at someone I didn’t know across the room and laughing my head off while the man next to me giggled. Brilliant.
- There were entire scenes where I hadn’t got a clue what was going on, and one scene where people were shouting and I don’t think I understood a word. This took me back to French literature lessons and a feeling of “quoi??!” – but I think I’d have liked to be hand-held a little more through the meaning and perhaps I’d have been left with a bit more to dwell on than mainly the visual effects.
- Anyone who came along last Wednesday 14 July for the 7.30pm performance may have seen a couple at the end who I genuinely don’t think had a clue what was going on and may have thought they were at a nightclub.
- I think it was something to do with greed and narcissism and consumerism and stuff. But thats about all I know (I may have the read the book, damn).
- I left holding a balloon which I ended up tying to our empty bottle of red wine in Borough Market.