Two Into One by Ray Cooney at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Menier Chocolate Factory, London

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Ray Cooney directs a revival of his hilarious farce at the Menier Chocolate Factory starring Michael Praed and Josefina Gabrielle.

Legendary comedy playwright Ray Cooney returns to London to direct a brand new revival of his political comedy Two Into One.

When George Pidgen is tasked by MP Richard Willey to book a hotel room for him and his mistress, what could possibly go wrong? As the bumbling aide makes a series of mistakes, with disastrous consequences, events turn into classic farce in Ray Cooney’s hilarious comedy.

Direction is by Ray Cooney, with design by Paul Farnsworth, lighting design by Paul Anderson and sound design by Gregory Clarke.

THE CAST

The cast for Two Into One includes Michael Praed as philandering MP Richard Willey and Josefina Gabrielle as his wife Pamela, plus Jean Fergusson, Jeffrey Holland, Nick Wilton, Kathryn Rooney and Tom Golding. Ray Cooney himself will also make an appearance in the production.


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 26 April 2014

Venue Information

Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Northern line, Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521
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Ray Cooney farce revived by Menier Chocolate Factory
Could this be the start of a Ray Cooney renaissance? [caption id="" align="alignright" width="247"] Donald Sinden and Michael Williams in Two Into One at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1984 - on the front cover of Plays magazine[/caption] Ray Cooney's comedy Two Into One will get a revival this spring at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Running from 8 March to 26 April 2014, Cooney's 1984 farce about politicians getting up to no good follows the success of The Duck House, a comedy about the MP's expenses scandal currently running at the Vaudeville Theatre starring Ben Miller. Ray Cooney is one of the UK's most prolific and best known comedy playwrights, with work including classic farces such as Run for Your Wife and It Runs in the Family. His plays have fallen out of favour in the West End in recent years although a movie of his play Run for your Wife was released last year starring Danny Dyer, Sarah Harding, Denise Van Outen and Neil Morrissey. Two Into One concerns the attempts of an MP to arrange a sexual tryst in a hotel between the Prime Minister and a secretary. Unfortunately, the MP delegates the act to a charming, bumbling aide! Ray Cooney formed the Theatre of Comedy Company at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1983, bringing together over thirty leading actors, writers and directors to take over the lease of the theatre. The original 1984 production of Two into One at the Shaftesbury starred Donald Sinden and Michael Williams. Booking for Two Into One at the Menier Chocolate Factory opens shortly.

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