Ray Cooney – Master of Farce

Ray Cooney – Master of Farce


Celebrating Seventy Five Glorious Years

“If Cooney were called something like Comte Raymonde de Cooney and was believed to have written his farces in Paris at the turn of the century, he would be acclaimed as the equal of Feydeau. Indeed, at his best he’s better than Feydeau” – Daily Telegraph

Ray Cooney began his theatrical career as a boy actor in Song of Norway at the Palace Theatre in 1946. Following a period in repertory theatres around the UK, he joined the Brian Rix Company at the Whitehall Theatre and it was during this period he began his writing career including the West End hits MOVE OVER MRS MARKHAM, RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, TWO INTO ONE, OUT OF ORDER, IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, ????? ?????, CAUGHT IN THE NET, TOM DICK & HARRY and many more. In 1983, he formed the Theatre of Comedy at the Shaftesbury Theatre and became its first Artistic Director. In February 2013, the film of his most successful play RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, directed by Ray, had its world premier in Leicester Square and has now come out on DVD.
In December 2021, Ray will have been married to the lovely Linda for 60 years (Aaagh!! says Linda).



FUNNY MONEY was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Windsor on the 4th May 1994 with the following cast;


Jean Perkins

Henry Perkins




Betty Johnson

Vic Johnson


Carol Hawkins

Ray Cooney

Hugh Lloyd

Alfred Marks

Trevor Bannister

Anita Graham

Henry McGee

Ron Aldridge

To read more about our production of Funny Money please click here


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