For Love Or Money


  • Tue 31 Oct - Sat 04 Nov
  • Written by Blake Morrison | Directed by and featuring Barrie Rutter | Designed by Jessica Worrall
    A Northern Broadsides production

★★★★ 'Northern Broadsides strike comedy gold ' The Guardian

★★★★ 'An extremely stylish example of the genre and exceptionally well-acted' WhatsOnStage

★★★★ 'A rich whirligig of pleasure' The Observer

★★★★ 'It’s funny and also rather touching' Mail on Sunday

★★★★ 'The laughs keep coming in this lively adaptation' The Times

It’s the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily-widow, Rose (Sarah-Jane Potts, Waterloo Road; Holby City), entertains the advances of two dubious suitors. Fuller (Barrie Rutter) is a fabulously rich and morally corrupt banker who woos Rose by parading his wealth whilst hiding a few secrets. Handsome Arthur (Jos Vantyler) is much younger and deceitful through and through. He plays Rose for as much money as she can take from Fuller.

A love triangle then; a deliciously wicked tale of rivalry and greed.

Throw in a bailiff (Jordan Metcalfe), 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.

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Related events

Thu 2 Nov, 6pm - pre-show Q&A with Barrie Rutter and Blake Morrison. Free for ticket holders.