Price of Money
Price of Money
How does money control the world we live in? Whether you have it or not, its power is a driving force, determining lives, characters and actions. In this brand new production from the internationally renowned Belarus Free Theatre explores money through the ages: from ancient Greece through the Elizabethan Golden Age, to today's fractured economy and our own personal relationships.
This is the only chance to see Price of Money in London
Price of Money is 'an impassioned call to arms – witty, sweaty and righteously angry. You should see it. Belarus Free Theatre is actually doing something. It is a bold force for good.' ★★★★ Financial Times
'Hard-hitting, comical and fast-paced... a work that is not afraid to pin its political colours to the mast.' The Public Reviews
Price of Money is 'intense, poignant, at times funny, and always clever' News Shopper
'One of the most powerful underground companies on the planet.' New York Times
Price of Money is inspired by Aristophanes' Plutus, the first political satire from ancient Athens; Ben Johnson's work on the emerging ethics of capitalism, The Staple of News; and Get Outraged!, the inspirational text of 93-year-old Stéphane Hessel, which became the manifesto for the Occupy movement.
Belarus Free Theatre is one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary theatre companies, astonishing audiences internationally and garnering fans in the likes of Tom Stoppard, Steven Spielberg, Jude Law, Kevin Spacey, Mick Jagger and Vaclav Havel.
The company was founded in 2005 under Europe's last surviving dictatorship; the company is one of the most outspoken critics of Belarus’s repressive regime. Many company members have served time in prison, lost their jobs, gone into hiding or been exiled. Despite this, the company continues to develop award-winning work with the support of artists around the world.
'Everything about the Belarus Free Theatre is astonishing.' Michael Billington, the Guardian
Price of Money is performed in both Belarussian and English, with English surtitles
Co-produced by Falmouth University's Academy of Music & Theatre Arts
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Cockayne Foundation, The London Community Foundation and The Foyle Foundation
Age Guidance: 14+
Contains scenes of a graphic nature and adult language. Please call the Box Office on 020 8692 4446 for more details.
Saturday 20 September 2.30pm performance will be followed by a post show discussion.
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The running time will be 1 hour 30mins straight through.
The performance will be surtitled in English.
The performance will contain flashing lights.
The performance will contain nudity, age guidance 14+.
To celebrate the beginning of a three year partnership with Belarus Free Theatre, we are offering exclusive VIP packages to guests interested in supporting the partnership and finding out more about this incredible company.
- Best seats for Wednesday 17 September performance of Price of Money
- Pre-performance drinks reception with the Albany Chief Executive, Chair of the Board and members of the Belarus Free Theatre company
- Albany 30th membership for a year
- Glass of champagne at the Belarus Solidarity Party on 20 September
Tickets are priced at £40 each and include a donation to the Albany.
To book VIP tickets please contact Vicky Harrison on 020 8692 4446, email firstname.lastname@example.org or select a Supporter Ticket when you book for the 17 September.
Do you have a spare room? Do you live in South East London? If so you could help us! Learn more about Housing an Actor here.
Join us for the solidarity party taking place after the final show at the Albany, on Saturday 20 September.
Photo credit: Steve Tanner