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When Richard Willey (Andrew Hall), a Government Junior Minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington (Susie Amy), one of the Opposition’s typists, in the Westminster Hotel, things go disastrously wrong – beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window.

Desperately trying to get out of an extremely sticky situation, Richard calls for his secretary, George Pigden (Shaun Williamson) who, through Richard’s lies sinks further and further into trouble with everybody and ends up going through an identity crisis. Things go from bad to worse with the arrival of Jane’s distraught young husband and with the addition of an unscrupulous waiter (James Holmes), a frustrated Hotel Manager (Arthur Bostrom), Mrs Willey (Sue Holderness) and Nurse Foster – things really come to a head!

Ray Cooney is today recognised theatrically and publicly as ‘THE MASTER OF FARCE’ (The Telegraph) whose credits include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and It Runs In The Family. This stellar company includes Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras); Sue Holderness (Only Fools & Horses, Green Green Grass); Andrew Hall (Butterflies, Coronation Street); Susie Amy (Footballers Wives); James Holmes (Miranda) and Arthur Bostrom (‘Allo ‘Allo!).

Reviews for the West End production, which won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy:

“Gleefully funny” Guardian

“Made me laugh more than any play I have seen in the West End this year” Evening Standard

“A triumph” Financial Times

“A textbook model of pyramiding lunacy” Variety

“Wildly funny” Telegraph

“An inspired machine designed to cater for one of civilized society’s greatest joys, which is to see someone else in the soup” Sunday Times

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Full Cast & Ray Cooney



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Ticket price includes  a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.



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