21st Feb, 2017

Hilarious benefits fraud farce coming to Droitwich's Norbury Theatre

Droitwich Editorial 6th Apr, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A FARCE about a man who gets a visit from a DSS inspector after pocketing thousands of pounds through fraudulent benefit claims will be staged at the Norbury Theatre this week and next.

Performances of Michael Cooney’s riotous farce Cash On Delivery take place at 7.30pm tomorrow (Thursday), Friday and Saturday (April 8 and 9) and next Thursday and Friday (April 14 to 15).

It has all the ingredients for rib-tickling hilarity and offers a colourful selection of character roles.

Eric Swan (aided by his Uncle George and unbeknown to his wife, Linda) has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent DSS claims.

When Norman Bassett (the lodger) opens the door to Mr Jenkins, the DSS Inspector, deceptive mayhem follows – as do the undertaker, bereavement counsellor, psychiatrist, Norman’s fiance?e, a corpse, the ominous Ms Cowper and a rather rebellious washing machine.

Tickets, at £10 (£11 concessions), are available at www.norburytheatre.co.uk or by calling 01905 770154.