THE Award-winning Kingsley Players are back on stage this May for a production of Ray Cooney’s hilarious much-loved comedy ‘Funny Money’.
Directed by Simon Hetherington, the fast-moving farce is packed with cruelly-funny innuendo and clever twists of fate as the action unfolds over one frantic evening in the living room of Henry and Jean Perkins.
Good friends Vic and Betty arrive for Henry’s birthday dinner. But on the way home from work, Henry accidentally picks up a stranger’s briefcase on a London Tube train – only to discover it is stuffed with £735,000 in used notes.
So stuff the dinner, he wants to escape the clutches of ‘Mr Big’ and emigrate immediately with his increasingly tipsy wife, Jean. As two police detectives arrive on the scene, the two couples and a bemused taxi driver are forced into a frantic game of cat and mouse.
But who gets the money?
Simon said: “What would you do if you found that you had accidentally swapped your briefcase/handbag for one crammed with the ill-gotten gains of a nasty gangster? Hand it in at Lost Property or run for the hills and never look back?
“This is a fabulously funny, clever play which promises a great night out. We have a cast of seven talented, seasoned actors who enjoy juggling briefcases and bundles of fake £50 notes. It may not have you laughing all the way to the bank, but the evening is sure to raise a few smiles.”
Actors include Neil Silcock, Malcolm Barker, Jo Oultram, Valerie Ball, Phil Murray, Mike Kelsall and Lynn Pegler.
Funny Money will play for four performances at Kingsley Community Centre, from Wednesday 18 May to Saturday 21 May 2022, 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £10, with £7 tickets available for students/children. These can be booked online at www.kingsleyplayers.co.uk or by ringing the box office on 07724 892154.