Drama

For Love or Money

Northern Broadsides

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Oct

at Theatre Royal

A Daft Comedy about Greed

A new adaptation of Lesage’s Turcaret

by Blake Morrison

Directed by (and featuring) Barrie Rutter

Designed by Jessica Worrall

In a small town in Yorkshire, a beautiful widow is being wooed by two suitors. Fresh from the City and with endless money to dispose of, the older one showers her with gifts – which the younger (handsome, impecunious, an inveterate gambler) wants to put to better use.

A love triangle, then; a tale of rivalry and avarice.

But money’s a slippery commodity and all is not quite as it seems. Throw in a bailiff, a drunkard, a vamp, a second-hand clothes dealer and two upwardly mobile servants, and the complications multiply.

Adapted from Alain-Rene Lesage’s savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret, Blake Morrison’s For Love or Money is a story of monstrous wealth and whopping lies.

The captioned performance of For Love or Money is now taking place on Fri 20 Oct.

The is a Post Show Discussion on Thu 19 Oct 7.30pm show.  

Classic Broadsides

The Observer

The play works because, in the honourable tradition of Jonson or Molière, it uses farce to point up human fallibility.

The Guardian

Booking Information

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