Auditions for the September CADOS play, Funny Money, take place on Sunday 29th May at 10.30am. Details below:
Tickets for the show are on sale now and already going fast!
Sunday May 29th 2011 - 10.30am (Theatre)
Written by Ray Cooney
Directed by Barbara Wilcox
A CADOS Production: September 12th – 17th 2011
It is Harry Perkins’ birthday and he has a lot to smile about having picked up the wrong briefcase on the train containing £2 million cash; this sets off a chain of events sending us off into the wonderful world of Ray Cooney, Master of Farce.
Harry’s inebriated wife has to pretend to be his sister-in-law, his friends become his relatives and Harry himself turns into his own brother! As the lies get bigger, the twists get more complicated and the cuckoo clock explodes in a hail of bullets.
This is fast paced, needs excellent comedy timing for entrances and exits, carries great one liners and clever, funny visual gags – not for the faint hearted.
Rehearsals will begin end of June but you will need to be well acquainted with the script by first rehearsal.
Anyone auditioning must be available for every rehearsal from September 1st to opening night
Cast of Characters
Harry Perkins 40+ – Our hero?? Leading male role, on stage almost throughout the play, strong actor with excellent comedy skills needed.
Jean Perkins 40+ - Harry’s wife, tries to show Harry the error of his ways, normally teetotal, Jean gradually consumes all the alcohol around the house, It is really important that I am not looking for a very drunk drunk, I want someone who will be trying not to appear drunk, this is a far funnier.
Underwear warning – Jean will be wearing a flannelette nightie at one point.
Vic Johnson 40+ - Harry’s best mate coming to the birthday dinner, reluctantly gets caught up in the web of deceit, another good comedy role – experienced actor required.
Betty Johnson 40+ - Harry’s wife and Jean’s best friend, a buxom and cheerful woman.
Davenport – A bent copper, paid off by Harry but keeps upping his price.
Slater – Second Policeman, quiet authority and clearly incorruptible
Bill – The taxi driver, keeps bobbing in and out of the action, increasingly irritated as he is kept waiting throughout the play.
Passerby – Male, 30+ Large Dutchman turns out to be the assassin
Scripts will be available soon, watch website.
Hope to see you there