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A dramatist seeks to understand the financial crisis. In retrospect is it fair to say that the idea that banks could manage risk was a total illusion? On 15 September 2008, capitalism came to a grinding halt. As sub-prime mortgages and toxic securities continued to dominate the headlines, this spring the National Theatre asked David Hare to write an urgent and immediate work to be staged this autumn that sought to find out what had happened, and why. Capitalism works when greed and fear are in the correct balance. This time they got out of balance. Too much greed, not enough fear. Meeting with many of the key players from the financial world, David Hare, author of The Permanent Way and Stuff Happens, has created The Power of Yes: a compelling narrative, as enlightening as it is entertaining. It Running time 1hr 45mins - no interval.Performers Julien Ball, Ian Bartholomew, Jasper Britton, Richard Corderey, Jonathan Coy, Mark Elstob, Paul Freeman, Ian Gelder, John Hollingworth, Bruce Myers, Claire Price, Jeff Rawle, Christian Roe, Jemima Rooper, Malcolm Sinclair, Peter Sullivan, Nicolas Tennant, Alan Vicary, Simon Williams, Lizzie Winkler.
Author David Hare. Producer National Theatre. Director Angus Jackson. Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Paule Constable. Design Jon Driscoll (projection). Music Stephen Warbeck. Sound John Leonard.
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