A farce by Ray Cooney
23 May – 2 July 2011
23 May – 2 July 2011
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 18 April 2011

60 min
20 min
50 min
approx. at 9.45 pm


Jean is preparing a birthday dinner for her mild-mannered accountant husband Henry. Good friends Betty and Vic are expected any minute, and Jean is frantic because Henry is late. When he eventually arrives, Jean finds him not quite the man he used to be. He wants to emigrate to Barcelona immediately, and with good reason: the briefcase he accidentally picked up on the Underground is stuffed with bundles of fifty pounds notes amounting to £735,000! But if getting the money was easy, keeping it proves harder, as not one but two police inspectors call (for different reasons) and set off a frantic game of cat and mouse. Hilarious innuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate ensue as the two couples assume all sorts of identities in their desperate battle to keep the money!

Farce-lovers are in for two hours of inspired, demented bliss.” Sunday Times
by arrangement with Samuel French Limited.

Cast & Creative Team

Cast in order of appearance:

Hilary Derrett
Jeffrey Harmer
Gregory Cox
David Streames
Annie Walker
Keith Myers
David Warwick
Nick Sadler

David Warwick
Terry Parsons
Presented by arrangement with Samuel French Limited.

There will be one intermission of twenty minutes.
No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the management.