The Royal Canadian Theatre Company brings ‘Funny Money’ to three local venues in March and April. Submitted photo

Comedic pair run off with $2.5 million in ‘Funny Money’ farce

Langley’s Ellie King brings adult comedy to three local venues this spring

Would you take the money and run?

Mild mannered accountant Henry Perkins is on his way home on the Skytrain, and has picked up a briefcase full of money — $2.5 million to be exact. Now he’s desperately trying to make a getaway with his wife, Jean, before their friends, Vic and Betty, arrive to celebrate his birthday.

But when you tell one small white lie to get out of a tricky situation — well, things rapidly get out of control.

Between unexpected relatives popping up all over the place, along with crooked cop Davenport and decent policeman Slater, Bill the taxi driver getting more and more irate, and Mr. Nasty appearing to reclaim his money — Funny Money is touted as one of the funniest farces ever written.

The adult comedy, by Ray Cooney and presented by the Royal Canadian Theatre Company (RCTC), is coming to three different venues this spring.

Catch the show on March 16 and 17 at the Surrey Arts Centre, March 22-24 at Metro Theatre in Vancouver and April 5-7 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

The show, which is the final production of RCTC’s 2017/18 series, is directed by Langley’s Ellie King, and stage managed by Stephanie Bruce of New Westminster.

Featured are actors Dan Weber (Maple Ridge) as Henry Perkins, Lynne Karey-McKenna (Abbotsford) as Jean, Stephen Elcheshen (New Westminster) as Vic, Emma Greenhalgh (Vancouver) as Betty, Pat McDermott (Abbotsford) as Davenport, John Macintyre (Vancouver) as Slater, Roger Monk (Vancouver) as Bill the taxi driver and Jonathan Borthwick (Surrey) as Mr. Nasty.

Tickets range from $8 to $28, with group discounts available. For the Surrey shows, call 604-501-5566 or visit tickets.surrey.ca. For the Vancouver shows, call 604-266-7191 or visit tickets.metrotheatre.com. For the New West show call 604-521-5050 or visit ticketsnw.ca.



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Where to find community holiday feasts in Langley

A variety of groups are hosting free meals for the Langley community to fill up on.

Looking for the buzz on Langley tree chipping events

Send us details on tree chipping events so we can help spread the word.

Surrey boy’s birthday wish raises $13,500 for rescued farm animals in Aldergrove

Matthew Farden received a large donation from the mister Blake Foundation towards a sanctuary farm.

Langley Mounties get new tool to find drunk drivers

New legislation take effect this week that will allow broader breathalyzer testing.

BCIHL Young Stars lose hard-fought hockey game to Kazakhstan at Langley Events Centre

Coach calls it ‘a great opportunity for those guys to have an international experience’

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

The highway is closed in the northbound lane

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Lower Mainland man receives apology after getting kicked out of library

Mike Wilson fears the same treatment he received Nov. 2 by security guards will happen to others

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

Most Read