We Own Everything
"Political comedy worthy of Brecht"
- Owen Kingston, 2018
"...this play could rival anything in the big theatres"
- View from the cheap seats, 2018
Based on the true story of Nathan Mayer Rothschild, the former richest man in the world and the stock market crash that made him. We follow the rise of Nathan from the young prodigy, dispatched to anti-Semitic and destitute London, franchising his father’s business of “investment banking” through to the financial titan who supported both The British and The French in the Napoleonic Wars. An early adopter of pigeon post technology, Nathan was presented with the news of the unlikely victory at Waterloo a day before the rest of Britain. With the threat of regulation imminent, how did this unlikely outsider secure power and topple an empire?
Drawing influence from the great financial dramas of the roaring twenties and eighties Wall Street, We Own Everything explores our relationship with money and the tipping point when cash became king. Promising low-budget chaos, dramatic set pieces (including a scaled re-enactment of The Battle of Waterloo) and the sharpest epic satire this side of Bertolt Brecht.