About Money

Theatre (new writing, political)

  • Summerhall - TechCube 0
  • 10:20
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: 65% Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Nudity, Scenes of a sexual nature, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing. Implied drug use.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

'Weans. They get expensive, you know?' Fast-food worker Shaun is your average 18-year-old boy. He likes music, video games and getting stoned. He's also the sole carer to his eight-year-old sister, Sophie. Without enough money for childcare and under pressure from an unsympathetic boss, he's forced to make decisions that could have devastating consequences. Drawn from interviews with young kinship carers and inspired by the McDonald's strikes of 2018, this Glasgow drama is about family, love and friendship in a world where the lack of money threatens all three.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, take the access ramp into the main reception, take a right down the corridor, past the cafe, through a corridor with neon strip lights in the walls(slightly inclined), past the red lecture and through the double doors into the ground floor of tech cube.
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Charles 37 days ago

Remarkable script & performances: effective, touching portrayal of youngster in minimal insecure job, diligently struggling to support his young sister. Marvelous

PATRICIA PEREZ 38 days ago

I absolutely loved watching the tragically beautiful story unfold and the relationship between all the characters was so believable. Stunning acting work and important subject to focus on. Thought-provoking and moving. Almost shed a tear and would thoroughly recommend

Lundi Nyoni 45 days ago

Just a very strong performance by all the actor very sad and made me cry a little at the end. Just excellent hope it gets seen by more people great story great acting.

Bonnie Hutchinson 46 days ago

A delightful way to start the day. This little gem is perfectly cast and poignantly directed. Congratulations to cast and crew. Highly recommended. One of my top picks this year.

Roland Hanbury 46 days ago

An excellent short play with a tight script, an unusual story, and top notch acting, including from the 8 year old girl. We missed the final scene due to a fire alarm and I have spent wakeful moments at night wondering how it turned out. You can be uplifted by three young people trying to do the right thing (me) or depressed by how they are trapped by the system (my wife) but either way it makes you think.
A small word of warning for the non Scottish. The first half in particular is performed in Glasgow dialect. You will definitely get the main thrust of the story, but you will struggle with some of the detail if you are unfamiliar with Scots words and phrases.

SR 50 days ago

Great cast, and a powerful and moving story. Definitely one to watch!

Paul Lasep 55 days ago

Saw this morning! Loved it! That little girl is a star!


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Fringe Review 39 days ago

This had tremendous power

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Bouquets & Brickbats (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

Nonetheless, About Money is an engaging and thoughtful piece of theatre.

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Scottish Field (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

It’s a beautifully-written script by Eliza Gearty. It is well observed, emotionally discrete and, at the same time, full of sadness and desperation.

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 51 days ago

About Money shines a light on the harsh realities for young kinship carers. The family have to be careful to ensure that nobody knows Sophie is being cared for by her teenage brother and he struggles to support them both on his meagre wage. This brilliant new play is completely gripping and brought to life by a talented cast.

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