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  • It's the Economy, Stupid!

    Wed 13 Mar at 9pm
    Tickets £8 + booking fee (work-in-progress)
    Joe Sellman-Leava and Dylan Howells try to decipher the myth of money, the weaponisation of economics, and the reason it's so hard to understand the force that dominates their lives!

    Get 25% off when you book more than one show across SPRINT Festival (5 - 22 March).

    Join writer-performer Joe Sellman-Leava and designer Dylan Howell, as they team up to decipher the myth of money, the weaponisation of economics, and to find out why it's just so bloody hard to understand the force that dominates everyones lives!

    Taking its title from James Carville (who successfully framed Bill Clinton's election in 1992 around the recession), IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID! combines poetic storytelling, wry humour and a dash of performance art! Armed with a Monopoly board, a live-feed camera, and a small mountain of salt, Joe and Dylan mine their own financial and economic (il)literacy, to calculate how their lives have been shaped by the economies they grew up in.

    Produced by Worklight Theatre, and directed by internationally acclaimed Katharina Reinthaller, IT’S THE ECONOMY STUPID! is a brand new work-in-progress from the Fringe First winning creators of LABELS and FANBOY.

    Supported by Proteus Creation Space and the Tolmen Centre.

    Content Notice
    Running Time 50 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
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    Content NoticeAge Guidance 12+
    "Fascinating...full of surprises."
    Broadway Baby on previous work
    "Beautiful, heartfelt, brilliantly funny."
    Starburst Magazine on previous work
    "Brimming with energy."
    The Stage on previous work
    "Intelligent and quizzical."
    The Scotsman on previous work
    "Powerful, important and funny."
    Emma Thompson on previous work
    "Terrific and really thoughtful."
    Lyn Gardner on previous work

    Thank you for allowing artists to take creative risks, the world needs it now more than ever.

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