Out Of Order
By Ray Cooney
By Special Arrangement with Samuel French
Producer – Jim Griffin Director – Sandy Kirchinger
Show dates Oct. 3 – 5 @ 7:30pm Oct. 11 – 12 @ 7:30pm Oct. 13 @ 2:00pm Oct. 17 – 19 @ 7:30pm
The plot revolves around Richard Willey, a Government Junior Minister, who plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington, one of the Opposition’s secretaries. Unfortunately, things go disastrously wrong, beginning with the discovery of a ‘body’ trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window.
Desperately trying to get out of an extremely sticky situation, Richard calls his PPS, George Pigden who, through Richards’s lies sinks further and further into trouble with everybody and ends up going through an identity crisis. Things go from bad to worst with the arrival of Ronnie, Jane’s distraught young husband and with the addition of an unscrupulous waiter, Mrs Pamela Willey and Nurse Gladys Foster things really come to a head!
Out Of Order won London’s Lawrence Olivier Award for “Comedy of the Year” and went on to be another world-wide hit.