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Siamese twins, raptors and the fall of big money

Enron Enron – a monument to corporate greed and creative accountancy – led to thousands losing their jobs and thousands more losing their life savings. Lucy Prebble’s fictional account of the notorious financial scandal is booked to go to New York and Stephen Spielberg is going to make it into a film. Meanwhile, you do not have to know anything about how the market works to enjoy the satire. Rupert Goold’s production, visually capital fun, is in excellent shape and its exuberance carries actors and audiences on a high. Raptors, devouring dollar bills, represent hedge funds. The Lehmann brothers are turned into a Siamese twin music hall double act. A ventriloquist and his dummy personify an accountancy firm. Scott Ambler’s choreography, which draws on traders’ body language, adds immeasurably to the evening’s entertainment. Go.

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