- Money [Shunt]
MONEY takes place in an extraordinary three-storey set built in the centre of an empty warehouse in Bermondsey Street. The audience are led inside, where the action unfolds around, above and below them.
"In a tobacco warehouse by London Bridge sits the giant centrepiece of our great industrial exposition - an abandoned relic of Victorian technology .
The original purpose of the machine is unknown. If it were built today it would probably fit into the palm of your hand but, in that Golden Age, colossal bulk was the plat du jour.
The future is behind us. The end of the empire is just around the corner
But all is not well with the machine. It hisses steam; over-stressed gears throb and grind beneath our seats. The lights keep going out and the jukebox is on the blink. Meanwhile a strange, feral child is stalking the ventilation ducts..."
Inspired by Émile Zola's novel L'Argent.
- Photo: Christopher Sims link