01 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018

Ontroerend Goed, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Richard Jordan Productions and Vooruit Kunstencentrum in association with RBC and Big in Belgium present

£¥€$ (LIES)

By Joeri Smet, Angelo Tijssens, Karolien De Bleser, Alexander Devriendt

Directed By Alexander Devriendt

Tickets £35
Concessions (£20)  

production information

"The best way to rob a bank is to own one" (William Crawford, Commissioner of the California Department of Savings and Loans).

For one night only we invite you to join the super-rich. The 1%. You will call the shots. You will be the centre of the economy. You will have the power.

Given the chance to do things your way - will you play it safe or risk it all?

World-renowned Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed brings its award-winning immersive production to the Almeida Theatre for a limited run.

Special thanks to Toneelacademie Maastricht and with the support of the Flemish Government, Province of East-Flanders, the City of Ghent.

Photo Thomas Dhanens

Dates & Tickets

Ticket availability and Returns queue
Advance tickets are now sold out but do check back as tickets are often returned to us and will be put back up for sale online, over the phone and in person at the theatre. There will also be a returns queue at all performances for any last minute ticket returns (cash only).

Wed 1 Aug - Sat 18 Aug

Mon - Fri
6pm & 9pm
4pm & 8pm

Tickets £35

£20 for all performances except Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 8pm. Limited and subject to availability. 

25 and under
£5 tickets will go on sale at midday on Monday 9 July. Available on all performances. Limited to two per person. Enter promo code UNDER25 when booking. 

A limited number of wheelchair spaces may be booked in advance of the performance date, subject to availability. Due to the limited capacity and anticipated high demand, we request that you book as early as possible.

Enhanced introductory notes
Enhanced introductory audio notes for blind and partially sighted audience members are available to listen to here and in document form here.

Enhanced audio notes will be available to blind and partially sighted audience members from Monday 6 August.

Due to the live, interactive and unpredictable nature of this production, it is unfortunately not possible to caption or audio describe performances. If you have any access requirements or require specific information about the production, please contact the Box Office and we will endeavour to assist with your booking.


£¥€$ (LIES)

£¥€$ (LIES)

★★★★ This ingenious high-stakes show uncovers the psychology of those whose financial flutters shook the world

The Guardian

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★★★★ Wickedly enjoyable... Awkwardly seductive

Time Out

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★★★★★ A show that simultaneously reinvents what theatre can be and triggers our emotions in exactly the way the best theatre can do

The Scotsman

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★★★★  an impressively immersive experience

The Telegraph


★★★★ extraordinary piece of participatory theatre by maverick Belgian company Ontroerend Goed

Daily Mail

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★★★★  despite having been skilfully manipulated and muddled all night, I came out with a huge smile on my face

Financial Times

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★★★★ Engaging and beautifully presented

The Stage

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★★★★  As interactive theatrical experiences go, Ontroerend Goed's Lies has got to be one of the best... Makes your heart beat faster and your head spin



★★★★  What makes the show so satisfying is not the lesson in boom-and-bust economics but what it tells us about our own behaviour when faced with the raw power of the market

The Times


Additional information

£¥€$ (LIES) is an extremely exciting, fast-paced and interactive piece of theatre, which involves playing a gambling game. We want you to be comfortable when you arrive, prepared for the performance, so please keep the following in mind:

All seating is around tables and on high, backless stools (please see photo).

All seating is unreserved and is allocated by the acting company upon arrival. Wheelchair users will of course be seated with their companions.

We are unable to admit latecomers and if you need to leave the auditorium, unfortunately re-admittance will not be possible.

The running time is approximately 2 hours, without an interval.

Recommended for ages 16+.

Coats and bags will be stored by the company and you will not be able to take them into the auditorium. Please do not bring anything with you which you do not wish to be stored.

Please bring cash to play the game.

Cast & Creatives

Script by Joeri Smet, Angelo Tijssens, Karolien De Bleser, Alexander Devriendt
Director Alexander Devriendt
Technical Support Babette Poncelet and Iben Stalpaert
Costumes Astrid Peeters
Music composition Johannes Genard
Design Nick Mattan
Scenography Vormen

Reserve a table

Includes Almeida mezze platter and glass of house wine