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Eurocrash! The Musical

One of the good friends of the Financial Services Club is David Shirreff, European Business Correspondent for the Economist.

David’s written a few amusements outside work, including a couple of musicals.  The last one was Broke Brittania, a musical all about our wonderful Gordon Brown and his attempts to destroy Britain’s economy (Ed: did I say ‘attempts’ … thought he succeeded?).

Now David and his compatriots Russell Sarre (music) and Ross Livingstone (direction) have come up with another timely piece of fun: Eurocrash! The Musical. 

Euro RIP

Meet Mark and Gilda – the Hansel and Gretel of Euroland – as they discover the fantasy world of European monetary union.

Meet Papa Kohl and Madame Mitterrand, the charming couple who hold it all together; meet the Snake, a clanky prototype; Jean-Claude Trichet, the last great eurocrat; the PIIGS, paying for past profligacy; the dark eminence of the mighty Bundesbank; and the wild, exotic currencies of central Europe.

All this melds together into a musical that sits somewhere between Gilbert & Sullivan and Berthold Brecht, with hard-hitting lyrics and great songs.

David promises me that it is a thoroughly entertaining show around an hour long, which will appeal to experts and laymen alike. No previous experience of the single currency is needed.

EuroCrash! made its debut in Barnes, West London, in September 2011, and will run there for two more days in January (updated to take in the latest antics of Cameron, Merkel and Sarkozy). Then, by kind invitation, the musical is coming to Berlin and Frankfurt, before continuing for a short spell at the Cockpit Theatre in London.

 

Performances at:

The Old Sorting Office, Barnes, London (January 20th and 21st) 8pm

Tickets from the box office +44 20 8876 9885

Prime Time Theater, Berlin (January 24th to 26th) 8.15pm

Tickets at http://www.primetimetheater.de/spielplan.html 

The House of Finance, Campus Westend, 60323 Frankfurt (January 27th to 29th) 8pm

Tickets from the Campus Shop, Campus Westend, 069 798 34553 and Frankfurt Ticket

http://www.frankfurtticket.de/eventshows.SHOWS.musical.46332

The Cockpit Theatre, London (February 8th to 11th) 8pm

Tickets at http://www.thecockpit.org.uk/show/eurocrash_the_musical

 

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Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here…

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