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Creditors line up for Aubrey's cash in Tons of Money at Alvechurch village hall

Redditch Editorial 20th Nov, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

FEELING rich? Alvechurch Dramatic Society presents ‘Tons of Money’, by Will Evans and Valentine, a hilarious comedy that’s sure to keep the laughs rolling.

Tons of Money is the precursor to the famous Aldwych farces – first performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1922. It was adapted and updated by top playwright Alan Ayckbourn for the National Theatre in 1986.

It tells the hilarious story of Aubrey, a debt-ridden inventor who inherits a fortune which is to revert on his death to his cousin George Maitland.

However, Aubrey and his wife Louise’s joy is short lived as he realises that his entire fortune is destined to end up in the hands of his creditors.

As Cousin George is thought to have died abroad, they have the brilliant idea of Aubrey “dying” so that he can resurrect himself as his cousin and avoid paying his enormous debts.

Needless to say things do not go quite as planned, as complications including a dotty aunt, scheming servants, an amorous widow and at least two unexpected visitors threaten to escalate matters beyond Aubrey and Louise’s control…

Tons of Money is at Alvechurch Village Hall from Thursday to Saturday November 26-28, from 7.30pm.

Tickets are just £7 (£6 concessions) available from Alvechurch Post Office, or by phoning 0121 447 7071.

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