(Lyn Gardner’s article appeared in the Guardian, 8/18.)

The fringe offers many strange sights, but I can think of few more curious than watching an audience queue up to have their money shredded, in much the same way as sick people will queue up to be "cured" by a faith-healer. The disease being cured by Gary McNair, in this sneakily clever performance lecture, is our over-reliance on money, and as people pop their notes into the shredder the look on their faces is often beatific. Afterwards, some even throw their shredded notes into the air, just as people cured of lameness might throw away their crutches.


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