Labyrinth at the Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Labyrinth – A compelling new thriller at Hampstead Theatre.
Beth Steel’s Labyrinth explores one of the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades.
Labyrinth runs from 1 September 2016 until 8 October 2016 at Hampstead Theatre.
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.
The full cast features Sean Delaney, Tom Weston-Jones, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Joseph Balderrama, Philip Bird, Martin McDougall, Alexia Traverse-Healy, Matt Whitchurch, Abubakar Salim, Elena Saurel, Christopher Sawalha and Ryan Ellsworth.
Written by Beth Steel; directed by Anna Ledwich.
★★★★ “a racily exciting work that offers the most compelling theatrical study of high finance since Lucy Prebble’s Enron” The Guardian
★★★★ “Latin America’s wildly entertaining answer to Wall Street” Daily Telegrah
★★★★ “ingenious, slick and perfect” The Times
★★★★ Daily Mail