Across a suite of offices in the centre of London, the Lab Collective present a series of intimate performances laying bare their dystopian vision of the world of finance and commerce.
In Matador, a last trader stands in the ruins of the collapsed finance industry performing his swansong. As his world crumbles around him, the Matador tries makes one last deal with the audience. Across the corridor, The Bean Counter sits in the tax office, trying to find a way to fill the hole in our country’s pockets. Making decisions that no-one else wants to, he tries to avoid his own gaze in the mirror as he realises he can’t enforce the rules he worships.
A remnant of economic hope is found in Trust Fund, where offer the audience the unique opportunity to invest in our most precious resource – our children. The future generations are our country’s greatest asset, and surely the best way for us to enable them to meet their potential is to privatise childhood?
Born of frustration, anger and a sense of powerlessness of the individual caught in a society driven by the market and a failing economy, these performances have been developed over the last two years through Theatre Delicatessen’s Associate Artist scheme.
DIRECTED BY NATALIE SCOTT AND JOSEPH THORPE
WRITING BY NATALIE SCOTT
PERFORMED BY NEIL CONNOLLY, EMMA BRITTON, MATTHEW HAIGH, MARK FAIRCLOUGH
VIDEO DESIGN BY THOMAS YEOMANS
PRODUCTION MANAGER FERGUS WALDRON
“THE PINSTRIPE TRILOGY IS A BRILLIANT SERIES OF IMPECCABLY DELIVERED PERFORMANCES, WHICH SHOULD NOT BE CONFINED TO A SHORT RUN AT THE THEATRE” ***** THE UPCOMING
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“ITS EXECUTION BY THE LAB COLLECTIVE IS BOLD AND IMPRESSIVELY TIGHT” **** THE LONDON ASILE
“..AN INTRIGUING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE THAT WILL KEEP YOU ENGAGED THROUGHOUT” **** THE PUBLIC REVIEWS
“THE LAB COLLECTIVE’S TRILOGY USES 21ST-CENTURY THEATRICAL TECHNIQUES TO ANALYSE 21ST-CENTURY MANIFESTATIONS OF POLITICALLY-DRIVEN INIQUITY AND INEQUALITY” REVIWSGATE
"YOU’LL LEAVE AS OUTRAGED AS YOU ENTERED, BUT AT LEAST YOU’LL BE ABLE TO SAY WHY” MARYLEBONE JOURNAL