Tuesday, May 28

Funny Money – Daneside Theatre

The Congleton Players’ production of Funny Money by Ray Cooney, under the direction of David McCaddon and Wendy McKie, was an absolute delight from start to finish. Staged in the Daneside Theatre in Congleton, the production has a fantastic cast led by Angela McIntyre-Harrison as Jean Perkins and William Vickers as Henry Perkins, every moment was filled with laughter and charm.

Jake McCaddon’s portrayal of Bill brought a refreshing energy to the stage, while Andrew Salmon’s Davenport added a touch of intrigue to the storyline. Claire Morris as Slater, Crystal Holford as Betty Johnson, Chris Brady as Vic Johnson, and Paul Berridge as the passerby rounded out the ensemble with precision and comedic timing.

Photo: Judie Tingle Photography

The quality of the production was evident in every aspect, from the set design to the costumes and lighting. The attention to detail was commendable, creating an immersive experience for the audience.

I was also impressed by the warm hospitality extended by the volunteers and especially by Annette Bradley, the chair of the group. From the moment I arrived at the theatre, I felt very welcomed and could sense a real community, it’s clear that the Congleton Players take pride in their work and value their patrons.

Overall, Funny Money was a standout production that left me smiling long after the final curtain call. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew for bringing such joy and laughter to the stage. I can’t wait to see what the Congleton Players have in store for their next production. Bravo!

Reviewer: Max Eden

Reviewed: 6th February 2024

North West End UK Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.