Out Of Order Theater Review
Ray Cooney’s Out Of Order
My thoughtsthe fluidity of the actors I think Jeffrey Harmer who played Richard ‘Dicky’ Willey did so well in remembering what he was transpiring to the audience. I was half expecting him to get confused but did really well in keeping us all up with what was unravelling on stage. When Richard Willey (Jeffrey Harmer), a Government Junior Minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington (Susie Amy), one of the Opposition’s typists, in the Westminster Hotel, things go disastrously wrong – beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window. Desperately trying to get out of an incredibly sticky situation, Richard calls for his secretary. George Pigden (Shaun Williamson) who, through Richard’s lies sinks further and further into trouble with everybody. Ends up going through an identity crisis. Things go from bad to worse with the arrival of Jane’s distraught young husband and with the addition of an unscrupulous waiter (James Holmes), a frustrated Hotel Manager (Arthur Bostrom), Mrs Willey (Sue Holderness) and Nurse Foster – things come to a head! They incorporated the latest Politicians and local area into the script cleaver and had the audience laughing, ‘poor Mavey wavey’. James Holmes was particularly amusing and reminded me of Manwell from Fawlty Towers. in his ability to act dumb but sneakily clever as the show progressed ‘ah hem’.
Out Of order’s storylinecleverly constructed and has the odd ‘ooh err’ moments with lots of giggles. The cast blended so well as a team even at the difficult moments they still kept it going was cleverly portrayed.
I would Rate the show 4/5
Remaining Dates and venues
26 June – 1 July OXFORD New Theatre 0844 871 3020
3 – 8 July SWANSEAGrand Theatre 0179 247 5715
10 – 15 July SOUTHENDPalace Theatre 0 70 235 1135
17 – 22 July NOTTINGHAMTheatre Royal 0115 989 5555]]>