Yorkshire based theatre company Northern Broadsides has announced its autumn touring production. “For Love or Money”, a new adaptation by Blake Morrison of Alain-Rene Lesage’s savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret, is billed as the world premiere of a daft play about greed.
It’s the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily-widow, Rose, entertains the advances of two dubious suitors. Fuller 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.
Directed by Barrie Rutter, who also plays Fuller.
The production tours from September 15 to December 2, and can be seen at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough from 14 to 18 November, and York Theatre Royal from November 28 to December 2, as well as at other venues further afield. Bookings now open.