If you picked up the wrong briefcase to find £735,000 inside, would you take the money and run?
The Stoke Repertory Players are excited to be presenting their second play of the season, Ray Cooney’s, frantically funny ‘FUNNY MONEY’.
Jean is preparing a birthday dinner for her mild-mannered accountant husband Henry. Good friends Betty and Vic Johnson are expected any minute, and Jean is frantic because Henry is late. When he eventually arrives, Jean finds him to be not quite the man he was when he left for the office that morning. 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 bank notes amounting to £735,000!! However, if getting the money was easy, keeping it proves to be much harder, as not one but two police inspectors call and Henry, Vic, Betty, and a bemused (and tipsy) Jean are forced into 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 battle to keep the money.
7.30pm nightly with a matinée performance at 2:30pm on the Saturday.
Tickets: Evening - £12, Matinée - £10; Concessions for students and children - £8.50
Bookings for opening night (Tuesday 7th December) made by Sunday 28th November will receive an Early-Bird discounted price of £10 per ticket.
Stoke-on-Trent Repertory Theatre, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2TR
Tue 7 Dec 2021 to Sat 11 Dec 2021