Friend of the Club and Business Correspondent with the Economist, David Shirreff, has recently written the words to a comedic romp around the financial crisis called "Broke Britannia: the Musical".
It gets its world premiere tomorrow night in Barnes, before magically transporting itself to Edinburgh next week for the Fringe Festival.
Broke Britannia! The Musical, with vicious lyrics and great songs. No character is spared, from doomed bankers such as Fred the Shred to the jokers who were meant to control them.
This is a fiasco so tragic that the only way to relive it is pantomime. Little Red Riding Hood, Mr Wolf and the Genie take you through a tale of fantasy and delusion that became only too real.
Broke Britannia! will run for six nights (8.10pm to 9.20pm) at the Edinburgh Fringe (August 23rd to 28th ) at the Space @ Venue 45 in Jeffrey Street (very near the station)
And for three nights at the Old Sorting Office in Barnes, SW13 0LF (August 17th to 19th).