Ontroerend Goed invites you to crawl in the skin of the 1%, the super rich. Those who are in control. The faces that we never get to see. For one evening you take their seat, and you determine the course.
In the title, you can read 'lies'. Or Pound, Yen, Euro and Dollar. Whatever you read in it - lies or currency -, it's about money.
Ontroerend Goed invites you to engage in big finance. For just one evening, you are the 1%, the super rich. You call the shots. You are at the center of our economic system. You determine every course. And who knows... perhaps you'll make the world a better and fairer place?
After the Personal Trilogy (The Smile off your Face, Intern & A Game of You), where the self-knowledge of the spectator was put to the test one-on-one, and the confrontation with voting behaviour in Fight Night, Ontroerend Goed focuses on what really has value: money.
Many experts say that if we all would realize what money really means, a revolution would break out. The whole system would implode because confidence, which is essential, would disappear like melting snow in the sun. Ontroerend Goed invites you to join the table and play the system from the inside.
P.S. If you come, please bring money. Cash, because we do not trust the pixels on the screen of your mobile device, telling us how much money you supposedly have.
In the press
★★★★★ De Morgen
"£¥€$ (Lies) is a great historical and psychological analysis of the world of high finance. On top of that it is also smart, fast and extremely exciting theatre."
★★★★ De Standaard
"Ontroerend Goed builds up the stock market suspense almost unnoticeably."
★★★★ De Standaard
"When the markets have crashed and the lights have gone out (literally), people in row for the cloakroom are discussing short positions, the mergers and the bond sales. Financial news has suddenly become a lot more tangible. That is perhaps the greatest merit of £¥€$."
★★★★ What's On Stage
"As interactive theatrical experiences go, Ontroerend Goed's £¥€$ has got to be one of the best. The audience are sucked into a world of global markets, banks and the deals to be had, then hit square between the eyes with message about economics."
|Script||Joeri Smet, Angelo Tijssens, Karolien De Bleser, Alexander Devriendt|
|Cast||Joeri Smet, Angelo Tijssens, Karolien De Bleser, Samir Veen, Hannah Boer, Aurélie Lannoy, Joeri Heegstra, Britt Bakker, Charlotte De Bruyne, Bastiaan Vandendriessche, Eleonore Van Godtsenhoven, Robin Keyaert, Max Wind, Sjef van Schie, Aaron Gordon|
|Technical support||Babette Poncelet, Iben Stalpaert|
|Dramaturgy||Koba Ryckewaert, Zach Hatch, Julie Behaegel (stagiair)|
|Assistant producer||Charlotte Nyota Bischop (stagiair)|
|Tourplanning||Karen Van Ginderachter|
|In coproduction with||Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Richard Jordan Productions|
|Special thanks to||Toneelacademie Maastricht|
|With the support of||De Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, Stad Gent|