Serious Money

by  Caryl Churchill, Chaz Jankel, Micky Gallagher, Ian Dury

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  5m, 3f

Winner! 1987-1988 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

"A dazzler...Smashing." - London Sunday Express

"Pure genius." - London Daily Telegraph

"Vigorous, aggressive, funny and much needed." - London Observer

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This timely play by the acclaimed author of Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Fen, and Vinegar Tom was a hit in London, transferring from the Royal Court Theatre to the West End. Serious Money is a Jonsonian satire about capitalism running rampant and unchecked. All money corrupts and serious money corrupts absolutely in the play's world of shady financial deals, insider trading and get rich quick wheeler dealers of both sexes. Not only does the play capture almost every aspect of dirty dealing and money grubbing from London to Wall Street, but it does so in extremely ingenious rhymed couplets!
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Accolades

  • Winner! 1987-1988 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Reviews

"A dazzler...Smashing." - London Sunday Express

"Pure genius." - London Daily Telegraph

"Vigorous, aggressive, funny and much needed." - London Observer

"A tendentious, up to the minute satire about corruption and insider dealing." -London Spectator

"A riotous black comedy, astonishingly topical." - Time Out

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance

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5m, 3f
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Actors to play 20 roles

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Authors

Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Fe ...

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Chaz Jankel

Chaz Jankel

Micky Gallagher

Micky Gallagher

Ian Dury

Ian Dury

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