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"A racily exciting work that offers the most compelling theatrical study of high finance since Lucy Prebble's Enron - Guardian "A fizzing play by the ultra-talented Beth Steel... There's a great vroom vroom to this play, an energy that lifts it out of the ordinary." -The Times 1978, New York. John Anderson is barely out of college and has landed himself a job on Wall Street. His dreams of unimaginable wealth, travel and power are made a reality as he jets around the globe selling loans to developing countries eager to borrow. And there are plenty - Mexico, Brazil, Argentina... But cracks in the banks' excessive lending strategy soon start to show. Despite the warning signs - and their consciences - John and his colleagues continue to pursue their targets, threatening to leave them all financially, and morally, bankrupt. Labyrinth premiered at Hampstead Theatre, London, in September 2016.
About the Author
Beth Steel's critically acclaimed second playWonderland, opened June 20th 2014 at the Hampstead Theatre on the main stage with Edward Hall directing. Wonderland was broadcast live worldwide through the Guardian website, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an award for best new play in the English language by a female playwright. Beth's first play Ditch premiered at the HighTide Festival before transferring to the Old Vic Tunnels for a six week run. Ditch was shortlisted for the John Whiting Award. Labyrinth is her third play.
★★★★ 'Full of fire-in-the-blood swagger' The Times
★★★★ 'Exhilarating... Racily exciting' The Guardian
★★★★ 'Wildly entertaining' The Telegraph
★★★★ 'A great night out' Daily Mail
★★★★ 'Indecently entertaining' Sunday Telegraph