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Spank House - Jack Studio Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

WRITTEN and performed by Jake Costello, Spank House runs at the Jack Studio Theatre from Tuesday, September 9 to Saturday, September 13, 2014.

A true story, Spank House is set in 2008 in Barcelona.

Jake is 25 years old and pretends to be a qualified broker and financial advisor. He enjoys socialising with friends, long walks on the beach and cocaine. He takes money off rich investors who seem happy to trust him.

Jake is a criminal. And he is going to tell you a story.

Spank House is a solo show set in 2008 when ‘boiler room’ scams were rife and so were news reports on them. Written using actual con-scripts that were used to dupe investors, it weaves in a darkly comedic narrative backdrop, involving psychotic ex-pats, Jewish playboys, old people, casual drug use and social media.

Jake is one of the many faceless pirates of a new sub- culture where virtual life is easier than real life.

Spank House is suitable for ages 18+.

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions – available from the box office on 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking charge for phone sales only) or online at

Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm.

Running Time: 65 minutes (no interval).

Also at the Jack Studio Theatre: Killed: July 17th 1916 (August 5 to August 9) and Howard Colyer’s adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic short story, Diary of a Madman (August 26 to August 30).