“This is my world, I am the king, I make the rules and everyone else can go f**k off. This is off-shore.”
Islands is an illuminating, absurd and powerful new show about tax havens, little empires, enormous greed and the few who have it all. Hilarious and unnerving, this ink black comedy with music plunges you into a monstrous, secretive world where it really seems that no-one has to pay…. for anything. Head off-shore and frolic with those who have it all worked out, as they feed their addiction to wealth, power and material stuff.
Oxfam estimate that there is $18.5 trillion siphoned out of the world economy into tax havens by wealthy individuals alone. Christian Aid has calculated that 1,000 children die every day as a result of tax evasion. This is not just a political or social challenge; this is a matter of human rights.
“As you know, I have made fighting the scourge of tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance a priority…“ David Cameron
We thought the PM might need a hand.
Catch this brand new show from Stage Award-winning and Olivier nominated Caroline Horton at these development previews ahead of its London opening.
Islands sees multi award-winning Caroline Horton (Mess, You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy) re-united with Bush Theatre Associate Director, Omar Elerian (The Mill – City of Dreams, Bradford, Yorkshire; You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy).
“Comes perilously close to genius and announces Horton as a major, major talent”
★★★★ Time Out (on Mess)
Islands has been developed in consultation with specialist economic advisers including John Christensen of The Tax Justice Network. Funded by Arts Council England and kindly supported by the Unity Theatre Trust, Oxford Playhouse and South Street Arts Centre.