Rip-roaring comedy in Bourne

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Bourne Footlights is performing the farce Tons of Money at the town’s Corn Exchange for three nights from Wednesday (7.30pm).

Aubrey Henry Maitland Allington is an unsuccessful inventor who lives in a large home in the country with his wife, Louise. Unfortunately he has a list of debts longer than his name. Out of the blue Aubrey inherits the life interest in a large inheritance, which will revert on his death to his cousin, George Maitland.

As cousin George is believed to have died abroad, Louise has the ingenious idea of Aubrey ‘dying’ so that he can resurrect himself as his cousin and thus avoid payment of his own enormous debts.

In best farce tradition, complications arise as wives and imposters appear. Throw into the mix a batty, deaf old auntie, a maid who is sweet on the butler and an old gardener of very few words and you have the recipe for a rip-roaring comedy.

Tickets are £8/£7 concessions Wednesday only from Time for Tea in Bourne.