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Funny Money Poster
OCTOPUS PRESENT FUNNY MONEY by Ray Cooney. 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 way fares to Barcelona. He tells his confused wife, Jean to leave everything behind; if she doesn’t like Barcelona, they can go to Bali. In fact, they can buy Bali! 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 actually, 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. Tickets will be available from 10th May, priced £7 and £6 for concessions, available from Chappell and Matthews on the High Street or Karen on 413783, or you can order them on-line from www.octopus-thornbury.co.uk. Performances will run from Wednesday 7th June to Saturday 10th June at Christ the King Church Hall (Porch House), Castle Street, Thornbury.