of The Scotsman’s Fringe First Award
”If the poor die then the rich die too. Thats how it all interconnects.”
Get into the mind of a young financier who helped devise the world’s biggest coup against the treasuries all around Europe. Experience the money-bloodshed and the dilemmas.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ”Unexpectedly gripping, brilliantly inventive and technically ground-breaking. An immersive masterpiece.” (Liam Rudden’s Must See Theatre)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Exceptional” (Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of The Fringe)
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ”Thrilling. Excellent Show. Compelling to watch.” (Financial Times)
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ”It would be a crime to avoid a play that manages to create so specific and unique a vision” (British Theatre Guide)
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ”This is urgent theatre. Vital work about corruption. Exposes both human and systematic wickedness.” (The List)
THE INSIDER is a sound-intense and suspense-filled performance combining 3D and cinematic sound, live acting and video projection. It is about deception, genius, greed and the cum-ex tax scam!
Get inside the frontal lobes of a young financier who helped devise the world’s biggest robbery of the treasuries of the European states amounting to more than 53 billion Euro!
THE INSIDER is based on the german state’s crown witness in the real international case of dividend tax fraud. It is told through a young family father and tax lawyer in one of the world’s largest banks. You’ll join him from his starting point as an ambitious freshman with an ingenious interpretation of the tax laws, leading to a bloodbath of state-treasury-looting … At some point he decides to switch sides and help the police catch an extensive network of criminal accomplices. A network of people instrumentalising the criminal methods sucking at least 53 billion Euro out of European treasuries … a network affiliated with some of the world’s largest banks.
We are part of his transformation; how he comprehends and justifies robbing billions of Euros that were supposed to fund the welfare for ordinary people like you and I.
With headphones on throughout the performance, you’ll experience the insider live on stage inside your head – with 3D sound (binaural sound), cinematic sound and multiple characters in your ears. Topped with video design and music you get a mindful and sensual experience about predators hunting the money paying for your welfare!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“Highly relevant play at a time when fewer and fewer people own more and more of the money in the world” (Kulturkongen.dk)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Mindful and sensual.” (Ungt Teaterblod)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Gifted, socially engaged performance.” (Kulturkupeen.dk)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Innovative and exciting.” (Scenekanten.com)
⭐⭐⭐⭐“The decay of capitalism in a binaural soundscape that gives you the chills.” (Sceneblog.dk)
⭐⭐⭐⭐“The monologues in THE INSIDER reflect the cynical soul of the financier.” (Kulturnyt.net)
“It becomes particularly successful because the narrative does not just unfold in the classic ‘actor stands in a setting and plays a text’-sense. The effects have been turned up well, and successfully.” (Den 4. Væg)
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The use of headphones and 3D-sound creates intimacy for the audience.” (Iscene.dk)
⭐⭐⭐⭐“Successful interaction between 3D-sound and live theater.” (Århus Stiftstidende)
NB! Flashing lights and smoke are used in THE INSIDER