The football mascot showing how local politics works
It came from a place of … what is the worst idea you could possibly have for a theatre show?” says director James Yarker, as he flicks through a heavily annotated 90-page copy of Birmingham city council’s three-year financial plan. His latest production, All Our Money, is a 50-minute exploration of the complexities of council budgets, told with the help of 6,000 gold blocks and a football mascot.
“It felt like a topic which impinges on our lives a lot that we know very little about,” says Yarker. “And we have a history of taking complicated stuff and presenting it in an understandable way.”