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Abbey Players present “Funny Money” by Ray Cooney

September 23, 2023 2:30 pm
Abbey Theatre

Having entertained audiences in the Midlands for over thirty years with their pantomimes, variety shows, and award winning one-act plays the Abbey Players have now extended their annual schedule and for the third time bring a full length play to the stage.

Mild-mannered Henry A. Perkins 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 way fares to Barcelona.

He tells his confused wife to leave everything behind; if she doesn’t like Barcelona, they can go to Bali. In fact, they can buy Bali!

Then the doorbell rings as they wait for their taxi.

The police detective at the door thinks Henry was soliciting in the men’s room of the local pub – in fact, he was sitting in the loo counting the cash.

The bell rings again.

Another detective arrives thinking Henry is dead – a man with bullet holes in his head and Henry’s briefcase were found in the Thames.

Henry’s inept attempts to extricate himself from this impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations…

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