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.
Katharine Farmer directs Lin Blakely (Eastenders/ Silent Witness) as Bea, Michael Brandon (Episodes/Jerry Springer the Opera) as Jorgy, 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 sleep 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.
Other People’s Money is at Southwark Playhouse 17 April – 11 May 2019.