2016 Archive

EASY MONEY by Arnold Ridley
December 2016

The Stafford family, headed by Philip and wife Ruth, are all in need of money
in one way or the other. They have been secretly doing the football pools -
secretly because Grandma who lives with them disapproves. On discovering
their secret Grandma packs her bags in disgust. However, when they find that
they have won everything looks good and Grandma suddenly changes her
tune. They all have money for their needs ... until they discover someone
forgot to post the pools coupon.
In addition to this, next-door neighbour, Martin, makes clumsy attempts at a
romance with daughter Carol. While son, Denis, arouses suspicions with his
many questionable telephone calls.
This old-school comedy is packed with laughter and nostalgia.

First staged in 1947, starring the writer Arnold Ridley as Philip Stafford.
As well as a playwright Mr Ridley was later known for his role of Private Godfrey in the TV classic Dad's Army

This was staged as a vintage radio play set in the late 1940s.
Like our 2011 production of Noel Coward's 'Still Life', this radio play reading
included period costumes, nostalgic props and live sound effects, plus mince pies and hot chocolate for the audience!

This show visited Heywood, Methley and Brough.