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Economics for the playground set

Bank on itInsights from Warwick's Department of Economics underpin a new children's theatre production debuting in London this summer. 'Bank on it' is the first creative result of the Arts Centre's 'This_Is_Tomorrow' programme, an amalgamation of art and academia designed to generate new ideas exploring contemporary global issues.

'Bank On It’ is an original, interactive theatre production intended to get children as young as five thinking about the economy. It is the brainchild of children's theatre specialist, Sue Buckmaster, who was inspired by the 'academic boot camp' that saw three artists visit five of the University's academic departments in March 2012. Sue is described as 'a leading light in children's theatre' by Time Out.

The production will run from 22 June-14 July at The Rose Lipman Building, and will appeal to children aged five and over. This is not a 'typical' theatre production. 'Bank on it' offers an immersive experience for families, and the audience will take part in a journey around an unusual building as part of the production.

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'Bank on it' has been co-commissioned by the Barbican, Theatre-Rites and CREATE London in association with Warwick Arts Centre and the Department of Economics.

Read more about this unique project on the Department of Economics website.

Read about the production and buy tickets online on The Barbican website.