Saturday, 17 October to Saturday, 24 October 2015
Laugh? I Nearly Went to Miami!
- a main house production
Written by Miles Tredinnick
Directed by Steve Skipworth
Laugh? I Nearly Went To Miami! Is a zany and fast moving comedy of confusion. When Tom Weals, an Elvis fanatic, and Alice, his fiancée, are unable, due to fog, to fly to Miami for an Elvis Presley Convention, they arrive back at Tom's Essex flat to find that they have inadvertently picked up the wrong suitcases at the airport and are now in possession of half a million dollars.
Further confusion arises with the arrival of, firstly, Tom's flashy brother Barney, who is hoping to use the flat to seduce Muriel, his latest girlfriend, and is none too pleased to find Tom at home; then Alice's eccentric Auntie, with a bag containing $20,000 (a wedding present for Tom and Alice); then Frankie, a thug working for the owner of the suitcase dollars, whom Tom and Alice assume is a member of the local constabulary, and finally, Inspector Hendy, a real policeman, who somehow manages to sort everything out!
Cast (in alphabetical order) includes Jo Forster, Kieron James, Barbara Lidgard, George Mansfield, Susan Wheatley-Solley, Mike Wilson, and Byron Young.