Laughs at top of the moun­tain

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A CLAS­SIC English farce makes its way up Tam­borine Moun­tain this weekend as Funny Money opens at Zamia The­atre tomorrow night. Di­rected by Joan Stalker-Brown, the English dra­ma­com­edy fol­lows the story of Henry Perkins, who goes to work ev­ery day with his lunch in­side a brief­case. One day the ‘‘mild-man­nered’’ man ac­ci­den­tally re­turns home with the wrong brief­case – only to dis­cover his cheese and chut­ney sand­wich has been switched for al­most a mil­lion dol­lars. The story un­rav­els as dodgy po­lice­men and crooked crim­i­nals hunt down the miss­ing money. The play was writ­ten by Ray Cooney and is set in Perkins’ liv­ing room in Ful­ham, Lon­don, dur­ing an evening in 1994. Funny Money is Stalker-Brown’s sec­ond pro­duc­tion for Tam­borine Moun­tain Lit­tle The­atre and the di­rec­tor says it’s guar­an­teed to make the au­di­ence laugh. ‘‘There are vis­ual mo­ments of hu­mour – it’s a gen­eral ex­hi­bi­tion show,’’ she says. Funny Money stars an all-lo­cal cast com­prised of Howard Jones, David Scott, Brian Franklin, Jody Lanziano, John Ross, Gavin Job­son, Steve Si­lan­sky and Vi­viane

CUR­RENTLY in re­hearsal for Novem­ber open­ings are Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre’s don’t Just Lie There, Say Some­thing, Phoenix En­sem­ble’s A Won­der­ful Life, Tu­gun The­atre’s Bull­shot Crum­mond and Javeen­bah’s Al­bert Nobbs.

OPEN­ING tomorrow night is the ou­tra­geous mu­si­cal the­atre show the Full Monty, at Phoenix En­sem­ble’s Pavil­ion The­atre. The six brave Monty men are in fine form. The sea­son runs un­til Novem­ber 30. This old sheila is among the cast and has found it a fun show to do.

Funny Money plays Zamia The­atre, North Tam­borine, Fri­days and Satur­days at 8pm from tomorrow un­til Novem­ber 16.

THE Gold Coast City Jazz Club’s next bash, at the South­port Bowls Club on Novem­ber 18, cel­e­brates the club’s birth­day with guests Brad Lever & Swing Cen­tral. Leaver’s vel­vet vo­cals have been melt­ing hearts all over the world for 15 years. Tick­ets for the black-tie birth­day party are $10 mem­bers and $15 guests.Call 5531 2626 or 0419 658 983 to book.

NEP­TUNE Pro­duc­tions com­bined with Rory Cur­tis of The Good Guys South Tweed and lo­cal choir Voice Weavers on Satur­day for the Jamieson Fam­ily Ben­e­fit Show It’s Show­time. The team raised $13,000.

Funny Money Gian. The multi-ta­lented cast also dou­ble as the crew, help­ing build the set. Stalker-Brown says the ‘‘won­der­ful’’ cast dou­ble as crew, help­ing build the set. ‘‘It’s been a team ef­fort all the way through. Ev­ery­one is en­joy­ing the show. It’s a happy cast and crew for a happy play.’’


The cast of Tam­borine Moun­tain Lit­tle The­atre’s

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