There's a big feeling of deja vu hanging over Labyrinth, a messy but nevertheless compelling new drama at Hampstead Theatre. Partly its the subject, namely the labyrinthine world of global finance in which American banks that have over-lent (whether, as here, to South American countries as in the financial crisis of the 1980s, or by selling sub-prime mortgages that contributed to the 2007-2009... Read more
1978, New York. John Anderson is barely out of college and has landed himself a job onWall Street. His dreams of unimaginable wealth, travel and power are made a reality as hejets around the globe selling loans to developing countries eager to borrow. And there areplenty – Mexico, Brazil, Argentina…
But cracks in the banks’ excessive lending strategy soon start to show. Despite the warningsigns - and their consciences - John and his colleagues continue to pursue their targets,threatening to leave them all financially, and morally, bankrupt.
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