I love money. I love money more than the things it can buy. There’s only one thing I love more than money. You know what that is? Other people’s money.
Katharine Farmer directs Michael Brandon (Episodes/Jerry Springer the Opera) as Jorgy, Lin Blakely (Eastenders/ Silent Witness) as Bea, Amy Burke (Serial Thriller) as Kate, Rob Locke (NCIS, General Hospital) as Larry and Mark Rose (True West) as Coles in a timely revival of Jerry Sterner’s darkly comic Off-Broadway hit, Other People’s Money at Southwark Playhouse. Written in 1989, Other People’s Money is a funny, fast-paced and provocative comment on the greed and excess of the 1980s.
The Wire and Cable Company of New England is a sleepy family-run business – that is until Larry-the-Liquidator threatens to bring a little corporate pillage to the village.
With a jam-today approach to both doughnuts and investments, Larry is accustomed to grabbing life by the assets. But CEO Jory has a different approach. Will his small-town ideas stack up against booming Wall Street? But it all comes down to whether values have their price.
Opening off-Broadway in 1989 Other People’s Money took Wall Street by storm and won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, it was then adapted into the 1991 Hollywood film starring Danny DeVito.
Southwark Playhouse, 7-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BD from 17 April – 11 May. Times: 8pm. Admission: £14 – £22 £18 (concs). 020 7407 0234