★★★★ Evening Standard, The Telegraph, The Independent, Time Out, Whatsonstage, The Arts Desk, Exeunt
‘If you’ve been waiting for theatre’s follow-up to Enron, look no further. Nicholas Pierpan’s superb new play whose lengthy running time repays the effort with interest, pretty much takes over where Lucy Prebble left off. Stylish direction from Matthew Dunster, increasingly a name to watch, and fine acting all round. A sure-fire bet for our troubled times.’ Evening Standard
‘Nicholas Pierpan’s finely wrought new play’ The Telegraph
‘vital and perfectly timed’ Time Out
‘fast and furious and with top-notch performances from an all-round superb cast’ Whatsonstage
‘a morality tale for our time.. Dunster’s gruesomely compelling production is like watching a boa constrictor at work.’ The Arts Desk
‘laugh-out loud funny’ The Stage
Four years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers and still we find ourselves in crisis. It’s time to work out what’s wrong. It’s time to look at the heart of the system.
You Can Still Make a Killing is the story of the normal men and women who fill the City’s institutions, of a world radically altered when right became wrong, and of the private worlds that fall apart when there are no alternatives in sight.
This production, as part of Southwark Playhouse’s final season beneath the arches of London Bridge Station, reunites director Matthew Dunster with playwright Nicholas Pierpan, following their collaboration in 2010 on Pierpan’s play The Maddening Rain (Old Red Lion and Soho Theatre). The cast includes Alecky Blythe, who returns to acting following six years as a playwright during which she wrote the award winning London Road (National Theatre), and Kellie Bright, who starred in, amongst others, the acclaimed Love and Money (Royal Exchange and Young Vic)
The Press on The Maddening Rain
‘A one-hander nailing the mania for money that led to the financial collapse.’ Sunday Times
‘An hour and a half of solo power at the Old Red Lion.’ The Observer
★★★★ ‘An astute and gripping play’ Metro
★★★★ ‘An unsettling portrayal of a world where people are bought and sold on a trading floor… told gracefully and with a wry gallows humour’. Whatsonstage
‘Like the rain of the title, this is a play that seeps in, gets under your skin, and goes deeper than you realise.’ British Theatre Guide