Funny Money Reviews
Laughs Keep on Rolling!
Funny Money at Wanganui Repertory Theatre. Reviewed by Maggie Munro.
Cleverly written by English farceur Ray Cooney and directed by Troy Taylor, this hilarious comedy takes place in the course of one evening in Henry and Jean Perkins’ living room. Henry, the hero of the piece, accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase while travelling home on the London Tube for his birthday – and it contains £750,000. (Read more…)
Written by legendary English farceur Ray Cooney and directed by Troy Taylor, “Funny Money” is a brilliant and hilarious comedy of mistaken identity in which the hero of the piece, Henry Perkins, a middle class accountant, accidentally acquires a briefcase containing a substantial amount of ill-gotten cash. Eager to flee the country with his increasingly confused wife, the plot quickly thickens with the arrival of a succession of unexpected visitors. Confused identities, disappearing briefcases, a dash of police corruption and a splash too much alcohol ensures the fun never stops in this rollicking British farce.
Wanganui Repertory Theatre – 28th March to 5th April.
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The Christmas production of “A Christmas Carol” has received glowing reviews from the local press…
Warm cast melt heart of Scrooge
Review: A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted and directed by Mark Rayner
Wanganui Repertory Theatre until December 7
Reviewed by Lin Ferguson
What a timely piece this is – not because it is the festive season but because the curmudgeonly and miserable Ebenezer Scrooge, even today, illustrates capitalism in its cringing, uncaring attitude for the poor and struggling in our parishes. The story is as relevant now as it was in the Victorian era. (Read more…)