Farcical play’s on the money
Drama society perform West End smash
JUST imagine you picked up the wrong bag on the Tube and discovered £935,000 inside when you got home.
What if you were about to disappear to Spain with the money when the police arrived and asked you to identify a body?
That is the premise of Ray Cooney’s farcical comedy Funny Money which opens today (Thursday) at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham, and runs until Saturday.
The show is performed by Ruislip Dramatic Society, who describe it as a ‘riotous comedy’.
A spokesman for the group said: “Funny Money was a huge West End hit when it opened, running for two years at the Playhouse Theatre London, and was also later made into a film.
“Penned by that master of comedy Ray Cooney, it has been recognised as ‘farce at its finest’ and has been performed in countless locations across the world.”
The main character is a mild mannered accountant, Henry Perkins, who finds the life changing amount of money and decides to keep it.
His good friends Vic and Betty, who arrive to celebrate his birthday, get swept up in events and there is also a cheeky cab driver who is determined to find out what is going on, and a ‘Mr Nasty’ who wants his briefcase back.
Tickets are £12 or £11 for concessions available on Wednesday/Thursday only from Ruislip Dramatic Society on 07856 246 517 or from the Compass on 01895 673 200.
Book online at www. ruislipdramatic.org or www.hillingdontheatres.uk.