Tonight’s the night! The 30th-anniversary revival of Other People’s Money, Jerry Sterner’s award-winning Off-Broadway comedy about a very hostile takeover, officially opens tonight with a cast including Michael Brandon and Rob Locke. Check out our full gallery of first-look production photos below – and then get booking!
Other People’s Money, written by Jerry Sterner and directed by Katharine Farmer, runs at Southwark Playhouse from 17 April to 11 May 2019, with a press night on 23 April.
“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.”
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.
Written in 1989, Other People’s Money is a darkly funny, fast-paced and provocative comment on the greed and excess of the 1980s. When it first opened in New York, it took Wall Street by storm and won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. In 1991, it was adapted into a Hollywood film starring Danny DeVito as Larry and Gregory Peck as Jorgy.
At Southwark Playhouse, Katharine Farmer directs Michael Brandon as Jorgy, Lin Blakely as Bea, Amy Burke as Kate, Rob Locke as Larry and Mark Rose as Coles. Photography by Lidia Crisafulli.