We’re Banking On It!

MUST in association with Bloomshed present We're Banking On It!

A live theatrical seminar for the savvy entrepreneur, We’re Banking on it! is the only show that promises to double your investment.* Our team of highly trained business professionals are ready to show you all the tricks of the trade. Forging signatures. Price gouging. Bribing your local council to get around those pesky zoning laws. No matter what it is, our expert business analysts promise you won’t leave empty handed. In fact, we’re banking on it.

Ten years after the MUST production that launched the Bloomshed ensemble, these award winning theatre companies collaborate again on a reprised corruption of Gogol’s The Government Inspector, staged at fortyfivedownstairs, an award-winning independent theatre company at the heart of the City of Melbourne.

You’ve seen reporting on price gouging, bribery and dodgy business practices across your screens. It's time to see this issue from a dynamic Gen Z perspective. For director James Jackson; “as the most recent adults to inherit the world, these young artists are perfectly positioned to critique issues impacting their future - and present. And together, we have a lot to say about corruption amidst a cost of living crisis, about profiteering from human need.”

Sure, the future’s uncertain. But after this, you’ll be so rich that it won’t matter.

Director and Co-Creator: James Jackson

Associate Director and Co-Creator: Annabelle Wemyss

Co-Creators: Ava Toon, Cal Darvall, Eloise Vernon, John Burgess, Kieran O'Baoill, Luca Edwards, Simmar Chawla, Sophie Foster, Thu Pham, Tiara Pires

Set and Costume Design: Nathan Burmeister

Image by Elena Ruefenacht.

Show Dates:

May 16 - 26

Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm

At fortyfivedownstairs. 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Enquiries via MUST: E: msa-must@monash.edu 

MUST Linktree | fortyfivedownstairs 

Content Notes:
- Strong language and adult themes; references to sexual misconduct.
- Flashing lights and haze

“MUST continues to support students and create astonishing and powerful work that consistently punches way above its weight and acts as an incubator for some of our most important emerging theatre artists.”  – Australian Arts Review, 2022

“Melbourne’s indie theatre scene at its inventive best.” Cameron Woodhead, The Age on Animal Farm

“The most innovative, bold, daring and creative theatre makers around.” Myron My, My Melbourne Arts on A Dodgeball Named Desire

*We’re Banking on it! and all affiliated groups, individuals, and organisations are not a financial adviser. You should consider seeking independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice to check how this theatrical seminar relates to your unique circumstances.  It is illegal for any business or person to participate in or induce others to participate in a multi-level marketing scheme. Participation in such schemes includes establishing or promoting the scheme or just taking part in the scheme. Criminal and civil penalties may apply.

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