Review: For Love or Money, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal

Northern Broadsides For Love Or Money by Lesage Turcaret
, adapted by Blake Morrison. Photo: Nobby C

Northern Broadsides For Love Or Money by Lesage Turcaret , adapted by Blake Morrison. Photo: Nobby Clark - Credit: ©Nobby Clark Photographer

Northern Broadsides' touring production of this sharp and very funny show is based on a play written more than 300 years ago. Lesage Turcaret's comedy been rewritten by Blake Morrison and it fits so well in today's financial world. It's a setting where there is little love and it's all about giving and taking money, allegedly in the name of romance.

There are so many twists and turns in the plot which is enchanting. You wonder how naïve the young widow is because she is being wooed by an overzealous and vain cad, but at the same time as being inundated with gifts by a pompous less than honest banker. A bit of chalk and cheese, both with different benefits!

All the characters have such an equal and vital role to play and it just flows with fun and laughter.


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