Men in suits are out in force in David Hare’s interview-based assessment of the events leading up to the current financial crisis.

Notepad in hand, Anthony Calf (as the playwright’s alter ego) quizzes those who just didn’t see it coming. Hare makes an intelligent guide as he exposes the blinkered greed which contributed to the near collapse of the banking system, but, despite the odd flash of humour, this is more journalistic investigation than drama.


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