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Out Of Order – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Shaun Williamson and Andrew Hall in Out of Order

Writer: Ray Cooney Director: Ray Cooney Reviewer: Dan English Ray Cooney’s revival of his 1990 farce, Out Of Order,  strikes a particular political chord just days before the General Election as it reaches Dartford as part of its UK Tour. Together in affection, divided by political loyalty, Richard (Jeffrey Harmer) and Jane’s (Susie Amy) liaison comes to a sudden halt when ...

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Out of Order – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Shaun Williamson and Andrew Hall in Out of Order

Writer & Director: Ray Cooney OBE Reviewer: Harriet Brace “Do you think I could go out and come back in again?” The immortal tagline of any bad day is instantly relatable, echoes with resigned frustration – and perfectly sums up Ray Cooney’s theatrical farce Out of Order. The award-winning dramedy follows the misfortunes of junior minister Richard Willey, whose roguish ...

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Out Of Order – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer & Director:  Ray Cooney Reviewer: Steve Turner Originally written and performed in 1990 and here updated to include some topical references to Brexit, May, Corbyn and Boris Johnson, Ray Cooney’s farce has lost none of its verve, capacity to surprise, and most importantly its ability to make us laugh. Indeed the laughter from the audience is so loud it ...

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Two into One – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Writer and Director: Ray Cooney Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Written in 1984, Ray Cooney’s comic farce Two Into One tells the story of MP Richard Willey as he attempts to conduct an affair in the Westminster Hotel while up from his constituency on parliamentary business (this was obviously the era before second homes became fashionable). While staying in one room with ...

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Run For Your Wife, Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer:Ray Cooney Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4] It is a Hazardous business, farce. Overdoing the physical stuff in technical rehearsal, Sean Needham does his leg in and is prescribed total rest. Which, for an actor, translates as playing the part, but with the aid of a walking stick. Though we may have lost some of the more frantic ...

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