About The Show

The Olivier Award-winning comedy returns to the stage in a gleeful new production directed by playwright Ray Cooney.

“Gleefully funny”

“A classic”

“A triumph”

“Brilliant”

“A textbook model of pyramiding lunacy”

“Wildly funny”

When Richard Willey (Jeffrey Harmer), 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); Jeffrey Harmer (Diana Her True Story); Susie Amy (Footballers Wives); James Holmes (Miranda) and Arthur Bostrom (‘Allo ‘Allo!).

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

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

UK Tour 2017

  • 29 May - 3 JuneMANCHESTER
    Opera House
    0844 871 3018BOOK NOW
  • 5 - 10 JuneDARTFORD
    Orchard Theatre
    0132 222 0000BOOK NOW
  • 14 - 17 JuneSHEFFIELD
    Lyceum Theatre
    0114 249 6000BOOK NOW
  • 20 - 24 JuneBROMLEY
    Churchill Theatre
    0203 285 6000BOOK NOW
  • 26 June - 1 JulyOXFORD
    New Theatre
    0844 871 3020BOOK NOW
  • 3 - 8 JulySWANSEA
    Grand Theatre
    0179 247 5715BOOK NOW
  • 10 - 15 JulySOUTHEND
    Palace Theatre
    0170 235 1135BOOK NOW
  • 17 - 22 JulyNOTTINGHAM
    Theatre Royal
    0115 989 5555BOOK NOW
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