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

'Hysterically funny...left the audience gagging for more' The Guardian 

'Richly vivid and comic' The Observer 

'A gloriously bawdy romp... Hypnotically funny... Undiluted joy' The Stage 

It’s the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily-widow, Rose, 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 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, 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.