Holy Mountain

THE HAMSTER

The Hamster

By Anders Lustgarten

A hamster doubles in weight every week until puberty, after which its rate of growth slows down. But what if it continued to grow at that rate? What if a bunch of people in the West Midlands decided continual growth in hamsters was a good idea?

The Hamster is a dark comedy inspired by an inspired observation, made by Andrew Simms and Viki Johnson of the New Economics Foundation. They likened continual growth of the economy to continual growth in nature and thereby drew attention to the perils – and the surreal nature – of economic growth.

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And so our rapacious rodent was born.

 

NICOLA   LOUISE FORD
DAVID   NICK CHAMBERS
MR MARSHALL   PATRICK DRIVER
MRS BANNISTER   ILLONA LINTHWAITE
REG TAYLOR   JOHN YAPP
ROBERT BENSON   DOMINIC HAWKSLEY
OTHER PARTS PLAYED BY BILL NASH, ANIA TOMASZEWSKA-NELSON, AVITA JAY, OLIVER LAVERY AND ANDERS LUSTGARTEN.

SOUND AND MUSIC
ALISDAIR MCGREGOR AND HOWARD JACQUES

WRITER
ANDERS LUSTGARTEN

PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR
BOZ TEMPLE-MORRIS

THANKS TO ANDREW SIMMS, VIKI JOHNSON AND NEF (NEW ECONOMICS FOUNDATION) AND TO NISHIL SOLANKI