Past Shows

Information for Funny Money (2016)

Funny Money, was a Play directed by Ken Tyrrell.

Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society (H.A.T.S.)'s next production sees Ken Tyrrell back in the director’s chair with ‘FUNNY MONEY’ - a crazy, hilarious farce by the master writer Ray Cooney.

Imagine, if you will, picking up a wrong briefcase and later finding it contains £735,000 in used fifty pound notes? This is Henry Perkins’ dilemma. Give it back? Keep it? Run away with it? Henry’s decision starts the two hours of comedic shenanigans that will have the audiences rolling about.  Henry is played brilliantly by Dave King and his long suffering wife, Jean, is played by Diana Sluggett. Their friends, Vic (Martin Jordan) and Betty (Stephanie Devoy) are expecting a celebratory dinner but are unwittingly dragged into Henry’s scheming. Add to this one bent policeman (Alan Eyles) and another cop who does everything by the book (Colin Burton); and a taxi driver (Peter Whitehead) who’s fare is nothing like what he expects and he too gets enmeshed in the goings-on. The mix brings about a fast piece of theatrical madness which is compounded by the arrival of ‘Mr Big’ who wants his money back and doesn’t care how he gets it!



NODA Review and Other Comments

A couple of comments from our audiences...

"Could you pass on my thanks and congratulations to everyone involved in the show? Came last Friday night with my teenage son really just to support local theatre than anything else. We were blown away, brilliant and my face still aches from laughing. Farce has always struck me as more demanding of the actors than tragedy... the timings were perfect, the physical side was brilliant and the stage never looked cramped. The set was a masterpiece of economy....I could go on but your blushes stop me. A big thank you from me and my son who agrees with me that live theatre is still the best form of entertainment.He's been quoting lines at me ever since!" - Stefan, via email.

"We would just like to say how much we enjoyed your play on Friday.  Perhaps you would kindly pass on our thanks to all those involved.  It was worth the trip from Barnstaple to be entertained so well, as we always find this is the case, and never go home disappointed.  Looking forward to your next performances." - Mr and Mrs Pugh, via email.


Cast, includes (amongst others)

Jean Perkins Diana Sluggett
Henry Perkins Dave King
Detective Inspector Davenport Alan Eyles
Bill (Taxi Driver) Peter Whitehead
Vic Johnson Martin Jordan
Betty Johnson Stephanie Devoy
Detective Inspector Slater Colin Burton
Passer By (Mr Big) Roger Chapple
Prompt and Stage Manager Mary Osbourne
Set Design David Moorley


Photos from Funny Money

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