New Irish Musical Mocks Bank Bailouts

Irish theater goers will soon get a chance to smile, laugh and maybe cry along with a new production targeting how much they paid for major bank bailouts.

A series of political puppets may help cushion the blow.

“Anglo: The Musical” begins a three-week run in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre tonight after starting life in the city’s Bord Gais Theatre in November.

Paul Howard, the show’s writer, leaves no opportunity pass without reminding the audience that they, Irish taxpayers, are left picking up the 64 billion euro ($83.4 billion) tab of bailing out the banks....

At one point, a puppet representing German Chancellor Angela Merkel marches on stage, pulling Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the end of a lead. When asked who’ll pay for the mess, she points to the audience and says: “Why, zeeze nice people, of course.”


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