Thursday, May 6

Money – Southwark Playhouse

Money. It makes the world go round. We all need it to live. But where does it come from, and does its source really matter?

That’s the question at the heart of ‘Money’ by Isla van Tricht, a digital co-production with Southwark Playhouse.

The Nyoni Youth and Community Project does great charitable work to help local people, but the pandemic has decimated its finances. Enter the Anders Corporation who have offered a large donation. Not only will it help the struggling charity and so many worthwhile causes, it will enable the charity to thrive – helping more and more people.

But is it worth it?

What cost does this money have? What are the implications of accepting such a large donation? How do the Anders Corporation make their money and is it ethical?

The questions are real world and relevant, probing issues and morals which touch all of us. And in doing so, the Nyoni Charity invite the audience to question their own life choices.

Delivered as a Zoom meeting, and with the ability to participate in break-out rooms to hear different perspectives and secrets, the audience are fully immersed in the experience. Will you and the Nyoni Board accept the money?

As plot lines go, it was a bit thin, but it’s an interesting concept and this digital production is so real life you’ll soon forget this is a performance.

Available to stream 26th April – 15th May https://www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show-homepage/the-money/

Reviewer: Samantha Collett

Reviewed 29th April 2021

North West End UK Rating: ★★★

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