The Money



Established in 2012, Kaleider is a studio producing interactive theatre, participatory art with young people and performance via mobile phone. The company aims to create a meaningful interruption to people’s experiences of their everyday places and spaces, including digital space. In the process of making and supporting others to make work, Kaleider attempts to acknowledge some of the greatest challenges of our time such as the ongoing fiscal crisis, the challenges of climate change, peaking oil and minerals, and social justice.

Ideally presented in spaces where civic decisions are made – most notably at the Houses of Parliament earlier this year - The Money is a game and a show with a deceptively simple premise: there is cash on the table; a participant audience must decide how to spend it within two hours; and if a decision can’t be reached, the cash rolls over to the next performance. Whether the audience decides to spend or not, the intense ‘invisibly curated’ experience has parallels with reality TV. Illuminating our relationship with money, why we spend it and how we place value on things, it is at its core a clever and fascinating exploration of group dynamics.


In the press

"This is a clever, thought provoking experience unlike any I’ve witnessed before" Total Theatre

"This deceptively simple piece is definitely on the money. It turns conversation into urgent, playful theatre" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Production details

  • Devisor

  • Director

    Seth Honnor
  • Number of people on stage

  • Number of people in touring company

  • Freight

    Excess baggage
  • Touring Availability

    From autumn 2015
  • Scale of venue

    Small-scale (capacity up to 400),
    Unconventional Space
  • Minimum performance space

    5.5m x 11m
  • Text-based

    Medium (some text with a strong visual/physical element)
  • Also contains:


In Edinburgh

  • Venue

    Council Chamber, City Chambers, 253 High Street
  • Production dates

    27 – 28 AUGUST
  • Production times

    1000 – 1230, 1400 – 1630, 1800 – 2030
  • Duration

    150 MINS
  • Audience capacity



  • Address

    Bathurst House
    Smythen Street
    EX1 1BN
  • Email
  • Contact for touring

    Emily Williams


Seth Honnor (Artistic Director, Kaleider) has an established record of cultural sector leadership roles, innovation implementation, extensive team management and artistic excellence. Seth can offer tailored workshops around the following:

multi-media performance
one-one performance

Seth is also an Open Space Facilitator