Tax advisor by day, Tax evader by night!.
Hunters Hill Theatre (NSW) opens its third play of the year, “Funny Money”, on August 12th, a manically-paced farce written by the UK’s farce-master Ray Cooney.
The cast features regulars and newbies to the Hunter’s Hill stage, including the talented Catherine Dillon who plays Jean, wife of Henry the briefcase swapping accountant. Catherine has come full circle to perform in an English play on an Aussie stage, hailing from Manchester.
Catherine has been interested in acting since her first appearance on stage at the tender age of seven. Work as a Tax adviser has brought her to Australia and her quest for stage escapism brought her to Hunters Hill Theatre, where she has already served her apprenticeship as a prompt and technical operator on lighting and sound. Playing the wife of an accountant with a stack of dodgy money may not be quite as far an escape as Catherine was expecting!
The play chronicles the mayhem created in the lives of a down-trodden accountant and his wife and visiting friends, when he mistakenly picks up a briefcase full of money belonging to gangsters. Add a persistent taxi driver, a couple of equally persistent policeman, determined to achieve widely different aims (and driven by widely different morale codes!), and the result is a wonderfully silly and very funny farce.