Season 67

Cash on Delivery

By Mike Cooney
15 - 20 September, 2014

Norman understands the problem

Eric is wondering how to get out of this jam now

Eric thinks that Norman has done a great job dressing up!

Ned has to explain to his Fiancée his dress

Cast and set

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Synopsis

This riotous farce has all the ingredients for rib-tickling hilarity. Eric Swann (aided by his uncle George and unbeknown to his wife, Linda) has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent DSS claims. When Norman Bassett (the lodger) opens the door to Mr Jenkins, the DSS inspector, deceptive mayhem follows. Fast-paced, this will keep you involved to the final page.


Cast

Eric Swan
PHIL HOLBROUGH
Linda Swan
CAROL SOUTHBY
Norman Bassett
NED SPROSTON
Mr Jenkins
MARK BROWN
Uncle George
GARTH ROOKES
Sally Chessington
JULIE HINTON
Doctor Chapman
STEPHEN MASON
Mr Forbright
FRANK ETCHELLS
Brenda Dixon
ROSIE CRABB-WYKE
Ms Cowper
DEBBIE LINTON
Director
MARK BROWN


Director's Notes

Welcome to the world of Eric Swan. Eric has been defrauding the welfare authorities for years by claiming every type of benefit available for the innumerable people he claims live at his address.  As things get out of control, Eric decides to kill off the imaginary dole recipients; however, When Norman (the lodger) opens the door to Jenkins, the benefits-office inspector, mayhem follows - as do the undertaker, bereavement counsellor, psychiatrist, Norman's fiancée, a corpse, the ominous Ms. Cowper and a stroppy washing machine!!

Michael Cooney is definitely following in his father’s footsteps when it comes to causing chaos with inanimate objects.  Ray gave us the people-trapping window in Out of Order, and the predatory sofa from our 2008 production of Tom, Dick & Harry.  So now we have a washing machine that has a rebellious streak…

  So on behalf of the cast and crew please sit back, relax and enjoy yourselves while Eric tries to squirm his way from one disaster to another.

  Mark Brown


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