by Wall Street Job Report on March 16, 2012
From New York Times:
Bankers are the stars of a new musical comedy that opened this month in the West End, the capital’s theater district.
The musical, called “Toxic Bankers,” offers a comedic version of the recent banking industry backlash, prompted by the financial crisis and large pay packages. “Toxic Bankers” is a “new musical comedy exploring the sordid world of London’s Square Mile, where fortunes are made and dreams are broken,” according to the musical’s Web site.
The Web site describes a relatively straight-forward plot: “A megalomaniac boss appears to have achieved the impossible by setting up the City’s first truly ethical investment bank but his star employee is in the midst of a meltdown, having uncovered terrible secrets she’s too afraid to share.”
At one point, the cast sings, “We work to pay the things we need, to lead a life we’re told we want to lead, and life is rich and rich is nice but all things come at a price.”
The musical opened at the Leicester Square Theater this month and runs through April 14. “Toxic Bankers” was written and directed by Andrew Taylor and the music and lyrics are by Desmond O’Connor.