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Cash on Delivery! - Full Length Play, Comedy

Cash on Delivery!

Michael Cooney

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573696503

This fast paced British farce concerns a con artist who has duped the welfare authorities for years by claiming every type of benefit for the innumerable people he claims live at his address. He's sent scrambling when welfare investigators show up and he is forced to prove all of his boarders are in fact real. A hilarious comedy full of mistaken identities, slamming doors, and a con that spirals out of control.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play - The living room of Eric Swann's home in London.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

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This fast paced British farce concerns a con artist who has duped the welfare authorities for years by claiming every type of benefit for the innumerable people he claims live at his address. This scam nets him tens of thousands tax free. Just when he decides to kill off many of the imaginary dole recipients because matters are getting a bit too risky, welfare investigators show up. Some make inquiries about what is going on while others offer additional benefits for which he has not yet applied. To outwit the investigators, the con artist enlists help from one of his real lodgers and from his Uncle George, who also volunteers to convince his nephew's wife that he is not a transvestite. Nabbed in the end, the cheat is offered a job in the agency's fraud investigation unit because he knows all of the tricks!


REVIEWS 

"The piece is so ingeniously plotted, the permutations on old routines so virtuosic, that I found myself snorting like a demented whale...an instant classic of the genre." - The Telegraph, Read More 

"...the audience never stops laughing throughout and that’s how you know a farce has force." - Chicago Theater Beat, Read More 


Check out these photos from Summerset Theatre's production of Cash on Delivery in July 2012.


Cash on Delivery premiered at the Whitehall Theatre in London in September 1996 under the direction of Ray Cooney.

Characters

CASTING

6m, 4f

ERIC SWANN
LINDA SWANN
NORMAN MCDONALD
MR. JENKINS
UNCLE GEORGE
SALLY CHESSINGTON
DOCTOR CHAPMAN
MR. FORBRIGHT
MS. COWPER
MISS DIXON
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Other Michael Cooney titles:

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Reviews
David Peterson 12/2/2014 12:31 PM
A comedy full of every farcical element ever done.  A fun show that will make the audience laugh until they cry if your two male leads are strong comedic actors.
Brian Dana 1/8/2014 1:28 PM
I did this show back in 07.  I thought it was the craziest and most hilarious play I've ever seen or done.  It definitely is worth seeing and doing again.  Cooney does a great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Erin White 5/28/2013 9:49 PM
An absolute scream! Looking for a fast-paced comedy that's clean enough for high school actors? This script has all the bells and whistles! Fanstastic!

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