Funny Money

by  Ray Cooney

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 2f

Never has this master of farce been frenetically funnier! Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A, accidently picks up the wrong briefcase one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one …

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Funny Money

by  Ray Cooney

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    6m, 2f
  • SubGenre

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    Farce

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Good friends Betty and Vic arrive for Henry's birthday dinner and Jean is frantic because Henry is late. When he eventually arrives he wants to emigrate immediately, and with good reason: the briefcase he accidentally picked up on the Underground is stuffed with £735,000! When two police inspectors call, 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 various identities in their battle to keep the money.
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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A living-room

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Ray Cooney's interview for Dave's Gone By
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Ray Cooney

Ray Cooney began his theatrical career as a boy actor in Song of Norway at the Palace Theatre in 1946. He played in Dry Rot and Simple Spymen and then began a writing career which, to date, has sent eighteen plays to the West End including

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