Barrie Rutter to play Liverpool one final time with Northern Broadsides at the Playhouse

Barrie Rutter as Fuller in For Love or Money

NORTHERN Broadsides’ artistic director Barrie Butter will play Liverpool for one final time, as For Love or Money visits the Playhouse from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 November.

Rutter gives his final performance for the company in the ‘perfect’ role of a greedy philandering ne’er-do-well Yorkshire banker named Fuller.

Set in a small town in 1920s Yorkshire, money is a slippery commodity and all is not quite as it seems. A young war widow is the object of the desire of two suitors. One is a rich and successful banker, the other a young, handsome, but penniless man.

In this daft but hilariously toxic love triangle of romance, greed, lies and sexual shenanigans, it’s impossible to know who to believe. Such nastiness makes for great comedy with thrilling twists, turns and well-deserved come-uppances.

Acclaimed playwright, poet and novelist Blake Morrison join forces with Northern Broadsides for this biting new adaptation of Alain Rene Lesage’s savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret.

Now in its 25th anniversary year, Northern Broadsides is one of the country’s finest touring theatre companies with a large and loyal following country-wide, renowned for breathing fresh life, vigour and a distinctly northern voice into the classics, Shakespeare and exciting new versions of classic European drama.

Rutter announced he would be leaving the company earlier this year after 25 years as artistic director.

Tickets are still on sale and available from the Playhouse Box Office. Call 0151 709 4776 or visit to book.