PIN-STRIPED suits were in short supply as the curtain was raised on the most controversial puppet show ever to grace an Irish stage.
'Anglo: The Musical', a satirical examination of Ireland's calamitous banking crisis, failed to attract any big-name bankers when it opened in Dublin last night.
Showing no sign of first-night nerves, scriptwriter Paul Howard said he did not expect any of the people he parodied on stage to put in an appearance.
"I felt all along if we wrote something they felt comfortable coming along to see and sit in the audience, then I probably would feel I hadn't done my job as a satirist."
'Anglo: The Musical' runs at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre until November 25.