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The Quant (Jamie Griffiths)

By | Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

A Welsh boy who dreams of changing the world through trading; an arrogant lecturer determined to educate us in the world of finance. Jamie Griffiths switches between two personas at the flick of a switch, and so bombards us with banking jargon while also filling us in on the individuals involved in the great financial crisis of recent times. The lecturer’s PowerPoint slides pass much of the audience by, but Griffiths’ portrayal of the Welshman is far more captivating, particularly when we discover how he was led to become the hardened lecturer that also stands before us. It’s an intriguing hour, but there’s a little too much scripted suit, and not enough of the boy with dreams.

Hill Street Solo Theatre, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]