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Out of Order
8th May 2017 - 13th May 2017
When a Government Junior Minister plans to spend the evening with 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, things quickly go from bad to worse.
This stellar company includes Arthur Bostrom, best known for his iconic role as ‘Officer Crabtree’ in classic sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo, as the ‘Hotel Manager’, alongside Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras) as ‘George Pigden’; Sue Holderness (Only Fools & Horses, Green Green Grass) as ‘Mrs Willey’; Susie Amy (Footballers’ Wives) as ‘Jane Worthington’; James Holmes (Miranda) as the ‘Waiter’; Elizabeth Elvin as ‘Nurse Foster’; Jules Brown as ‘Ronnie Worthington’, David Warwick as ‘The Body’ and Jeffrey Harmer (Poirot, The Bill) as ‘Richard Willey’. Completing the cast are Raphael Bar, Simon Murray, and Kate Sawyer.
Recognised as ‘the master of farce’ (The Telegraph), Ray Cooney’s credits also include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and Move Over Mrs Markham.
*Due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, Andrew Hall has been compelled to withdraw from the Out Of Order tour. He will be replaced by Jeffrey Harmer.
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
Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.