David and I went to see "The Just Price of Flowers" on Monday evening - a play written about how Bertold Brecht may have addressed the 2008 financial collapse.
Birmingham Rep co-produced the play with Stan's Cafe - a Birmingham based theatrical group. The short play was set in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century at a time when tulips became exceedingly popular with bulbs selling at incredibly high prices until the financial bubble burst in 1637. This brilliantly simple, straightforward and very witty play explained all the complexities of the financial world. I really enjoyed it and loved the use of origami in the play. It was held in a very atmospheric setting (A E Harris - an industrial space leased to Stan's Cafe by a metal press working company) in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.
Publicity photo for the play from Birmingham Repertory Theatre's website
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