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A farcical comedy from the master of the art who’s previous plays have been a runaway success, being performed hundreds of times to full houses of delighted audiences.What happens when the family have a robbery and try to claim the insurance payment? Not a subject for a farcical comedy? Don’t you believe it!

Derek and Pauline Felton have been married for twenty-seven years. Their only child, Amy, is a nineteen-year-old petite girl,whose main interests are boys and animal rights. Life has been passing by fairly smoothly for the Felton’s, that is until they return home one evening to find that their house has been burgled.

Derek, who has always had a materialistic outlook on life, decides that their new house insurance will yield a lucrative pay out. Pauline becomes increasingly unhappy about his subsequent course of actions. The ensuing friction is exacerbated when Amy’s latest boyfriend turns out to be the thief. Joyce Clements, their next door neighbour, has witnessed the robbery. She calls in daily to offer support, advice and unwelcome comments. To add to the mayhem, The Reverend Peter Jones, who has unexpectedly called round to invite Derek to read a lesson at a televised service, falls hopelessly in love with the Scenes of Crime Officer investigating the robbery. The hilarious confusion which follows has a surprising twist at the end. This means the Feltons’ lives will never be the same.

The entire play takes place in one simple set. 

Farcical comedy from the master of the art. What happens when a family have a robbery and try to claim the insurance payment? As you might guess, things are never simple… The twist and turns, the intrigues and misunderstandings are as funny as ever in this laugh-a-minute pick-me-up for the winter months.

– Grove Park Theatre

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ISBN:-   1852052686 Republished  2014