Out of Order, the Olivier Award-winning comedy returns to the stage with a performance at Theatre Royal, Glasgow this April in a gleeful new production directed by playwright Ray Cooney, who is celebrating 70 years in the industry.
Starring Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras) as George Pigden; Sue Holderness (Only Fools & Horses, Green Green Grass) as Mrs Willey; Andrew Hall (Butterflies, Coronation Street) as Richard Willey; Susie Amy (Footballers’ Wives) as Jane Worthington; and James Holmes (Miranda) as the Waiter, the production will run from Monday 17 April 2017 for six nights.
The story follows Tory Junior Minister Richard Willey who tries to spend the evening with Jane, one of the Opposition’s secretaries, in the Westminster Hotel, but things don’t exactly go according to plan, starting with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window…
Enlisting the help of his hapless private secretary George Pigden, Willey’s sticky situation goes from bad to worse, and with the arrival of Jane’s distraught young husband and with the addition of an unscrupulous waiter, Mrs Willey and Nurse Foster things really come to a head!
Ray Cooney’s credits include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and Two Into One, Caught in the Net and It Runs in the Family.
Out of Order was first produced regionally in 1980, under the original title ‘Whose Wife is it Anyway’, with Cooney playing ‘George Pigden’. The show was subsequently produced in the West End in 1990 starring Donald Sinden, Sandra Dickinson and Michael Williams, with Cooney directing.
Ray Cooney said, “Having directed my Olivier Award-Winning play in London and all over the world, and hearing all that wonderful raucous laughter from audiences, it has become one of my favourite plays. I’ve up-dated it to present day and, fortunately, the basic premise of a philandering MP is as likely today as it was when the play was originally written!”
Out of Order
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Mon 17-Sat 22 April 2017
Mon-Sat eves, 7.30pm
Thu & Sat mats, 2.30pm
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