Bankers scarce at Anglo the Musical

 

There was no sign tonight of any of the prominent bankers or politicians involved in the disaster that became Anglo Irish Bank at the musical designed to lampoon it and all its works.

The opening night of Anglo: The Musical was a near sell-out, a little like the bank it is named after which compromised every principle of good banking in its pursuit of profit.

Among those who attended the opening night at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre was independent TD Shane Ross who said Anglo deserved all the ridicule heaped on it.

Also in attendance was actor Gabriel Byrne, who declined to speak to the media after his controversial comments about The Gathering last week, U2 manager Paul McGuinness and Riverdance founder John McColgan.

</p> <br/> <br/> The show is written by Ross O’Carroll-Kelly author Paul Howard.<br/> <br/> It includes show numbers such as Property Porn, We Are Where We Are And Where We Are is F***ed and Put a Nought On the End, He’s A Friend.<br/> <br/> The puppet which was to depict former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive and chairman Séan Fitzpatrick has been taken out of the show for legal reasons.<br/> <br/> Real life characters Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen and the present Taoiseach Enda Kenny who is a vassel of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, are all parodied in the show.<br/> <br/> Anglo: The Musical goes on for two weeks at the Bord Gáis Theatre. <p class="nosyndication bnvideo brightcove"><iframe width="600" height="475" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.irishtimes.com/videoplayer/rplayer.html?bctid=1970097901001"/></p>