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A new adaptation of Alain-Rene Lesage’s Turcaret by Blake Morrison
Directed by (and featuring) Barrie Rutter
Designed by Jessica Worrall
Lighting by Tim Skelly
Northern Broadsides and the playwright, poet and novelist Blake Morrison are set to once again join forces, this time to stage the World premiere of For Love or Money, Morrison’s new adaptation of Alain-Rene Lesage’s rarely performed savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret.
Directed by and featuring Northern Broadsides artistic director Barrie Rutter, the new adaptation opens at the Viaduct Theatre in Halifax from 14-23 September before embarking on a nationwide tour till 2 December.
Set in a small town in Yorkshire, a beautiful widow is being wooed by two suitors. Fresh from the City and with endless money to dispose of, the older one showers her with gifts – which the younger (handsome, impecunious, an inveterate gambler) wants to put to better use.
But money’s a slippery commodity and all is not quite as it seems. Throw in a bailiff, a drunkard, a vamp, a second-hand clothes dealer and two upwardly mobile servants, and the complications multiply.
The Captive Queen
Friday 2 February – Sunday 4 March 2018
This timely story of passion, politics and patriarchy is a reimagining of John Dryden’s Restoration drama, Aureng-zebe (1675). The Captive Queen is set in the late 20th century during the last days of the great woollen mills of the north of England, but retains a flavour of Dryden’s original Mughal Indian setting. The original score by Niraj Chag re-creates the rhythms of war, of workmanship, and of India, providing the backdrop for the regular beat of Dryden’s rhyming couplets, which echo the relentless whirring of the machines.
ASSOCIATE COMPANY TO THE GLOBE
Emma Rice, Artistic Director Designate, welcomes three new Associate Companies to the Globe and we are one of them!
JUST ANNOUNCED – Barrie Rutter, Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides, assembles a cast of British Asian actors in this wry exploration of the folly of old age, the allure of power, and the bewildering effects of lust and desire.
KEEP US ON THE ROAD
every penny counts in the Arts!
Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that actors Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stephanie Cole OBE, Meera Syal CBE, Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE and playwrights Mike Poulton and Blake Morrison will be joining the award winning Yorkshire theatre company as Patrons.