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Dry Powder

Dry Powder

Synopsis

New York City – open for business 24/7.
 
In the same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a supermarket chain, Rick threw himself a lavish engagement party - which even featured an elephant - setting off a publicity nightmare. However all’s not lost when you’re the titan of high finance – there’s still an abundance of cash in reserve and Seth, one of Rick’s partners, spots an opportunity to salvage the company’s reputation with an investment that’s both sound and PR-friendly.  But Jenny, the third partner, and Seth’s nemesis, has other ideas: she’s not in business to make friends. If there’s money to be made, she’ll do whatever it takes to generate the maximum return, irrespective of what the critics might say…
 
The game is on in Sarah Burgess’ breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy exploring the vision, the vulnerability, and the vilification of those shaping - and skewing - the economy.
 
Sarah makes a highly anticipated UK debut with Dry Powder. Her other plays include Kings, Camdenside and FAIL: Failures.
 
Hampstead regular Anna Ledwich returns to direct following the critically acclaimed Labyrinth (Beth Steel). Other Hampstead productions include Kiss Me (Richard Bean), The Argument (William Boyd), and the Olivier-nominated Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (James Fritz).

Event details

Thu 1 Mar 2018, 7:30pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

Venue details

Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue
Swiss Cottage
London
NW3 3EU

Phone: 020 7722 9301

Email: access@hampsteadtheatre.com

Website: Hampstead Theatre

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