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Labyrinth

Labyrinth

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ISBN
9780571333431
Published
15/09/2016
9780571333431
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
128

About the Book

‘Three years ago the doomsayers were predicting the end. Financial apocalypse. But the system survived. Because the system works. Time to take advantage of the goodies on offer.’

1978, New York. John Anderson is barely out of college and has landed himself a job on Wall Street. His dreams of unimaginable wealth, travel and power are made a reality as he jets around the globe selling loans to developing countries eager to borrow. And there are plenty – Mexico, Brazil, Argentina…

But cracks in the banks’ excessive lending strategy soon start to show. Despite the warning signs – and their consciences – John and his colleagues continue to pursue their targets, threatening to leave them all financially, and morally, bankrupt.

Labyrinth premiered at Hampstead Theatre, London, in September 2016.

‘Three years ago the doomsayers were predicting the end. Financial apocalypse. But the system survived. Because the system works. Time to take advantage of the goodies on offer.’1978, New York. John Anderson is barely out of college and has landed himself a job on Wall Street. His dreams of unimaginable wealth, travel and power are made a reality as he jets around the globe selling loans to developing countries eager to borrow. And there are plenty – Mexico, Brazil, Argentina…But cracks in the banks’ excessive lending strategy soon start to show. Despite the warning signs – and their consciences – John and his colleagues continue to pursue their targets, threatening to leave them all financially, and morally, bankrupt.Labyrinth premiered at Hampstead Theatre, London, in September 2016.
“A racily exciting work that offers the most compelling theatrical study of high finance since Lucy Prebble’s Enron and which suggests chilling parallels with what is happening today in the eurozone … As so often in drama, the virtue lies in the detail. Steel doesn’t just tell, but shows how the system works...This is invigorating, informative stuff.”
- Michael Billington, The Guardian
“A fizzing play by the ultra-talented Beth Steel… There’s a great vroom vroom to this play, an energy that lifts it out of the ordinary. The director Anna Ledwich keeps mixing things up, skilfully interspersing the main story with more mythical elements, masked moments and dramatic movement. Jagged music discombobulates, people appear out of nowhere, some scenes are paranoiac, others full of fire-in-the-blood swagger.”
- Ann Treneman, The Times

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