Nick Wilton
FARCES

I'm very lucky to have worked with two of the Masters of British farce; one of my first professional acting jobs (in 1980) was as acting asm, playing Corporal Flight (a role originally played by Ray Cooney), in a tour of Sinple Spymen directed by Brian Rix. Eight years later I played opposite Brian in the West End revival of

Dry Rot at the Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue. I played the role of Fred Phipps

(the role Brian played in the original production from 1954-1958) and Brian took on the part of Alf Tubbs (originally played by John Slater and then Leo Franklyn).

I first worked with Ray Cooney in 1996 when he directed me in Cash On Delivery (written by his son, Michael) at the Whitehall Theatre (now the Trafalgar Studios). Since then I have worked with Ray on numerous occasions, the most enjoyable of which were two World cruises for P&O in 2007 and 2008 performing in Out of Order and It Runs In The Family (both plays on both cruises).

Ray also wrote in a new part of a second taxi driver, which I played in his film of Run For Your Wife.


RIX & COONEY FARCES





2016


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1996-7


1988    


1980    








IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY by Ray Cooney (Hubert)

The Mill at Sonning

TWO INTO ONE by Ray Cooney (George Pigden)

Menier Chocolate Factory  - Directed by Ray Cooney

CAUGHT IN THE NET by Ray Cooney (John Smith)

The Mill At Sonning

(took over at last minute for final 6 performances only)

CASH ON DELIVERY by Michael Cooney (Norman)

The Mill at Sonning

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE by Ray Cooney (Taxi Driver)

Film  - Directed by Ray Cooney

OUT OF ORDER by Ray Cooney (George Pigden)

British Theatre Playhouse, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

TWO INTO ONE by Ray Cooney (George Pigden)

The Mill at Sonning

TOM,DICK & HARRY by Ray and Michael Cooney (Dick)

UK tour

OUT OF ORDER by Ray Cooney (George Pigden)

P&O Oriana World Cruise (Cape Town - Southampton)

Directed by Ray Cooney

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY by Ray Cooney (Hubert)

P&O Oriana World Cruise (Cape Town - Southampton)

Directed by Ray Cooney

OUT OF ORDER by Ray Cooney (George Pigden)

P&O Aurora World Cruise (San Francisco - Southampton)

Directed by Ray Cooney

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY by Ray Cooney (Hubert)

P&O Aurora World Cruise (San Francisco - Southampton)

Directed by Ray Cooney

CAUGHT IN THE NET by Ray Cooney  (Stanley)

The Mill at Sonning Theatre - Directed by Ray Cooney

FUNNY MONEY by Ray Cooney (Henry)

British Theatre Playhouse, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE by Ray Cooney (Bobby Franklin)

UK Tour

CASH ON DELIVERY by Michael Cooney (Norman)

Whitehall Theatre - Directed by Ray Cooney

DRY ROT by John Chapman (Fred Phipps)

Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue (with Brian Rix)

SIMPLE SPYMEN by John Chapman (Corporal Flight/ASM)

Oxford Playhouse and Tour - Directed by Brian Rix.


OTHER FARCES





NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH (Brian Runnicles)

British Theatre Playhouse - Singapore & Kuala Lumpur

BOEING,BOEING (Robert)

Eastbourne

SEE HOW THEY RUN (Humphrey)

Salisbury & Windsor

A BEDFULL OF FOREIGNERS (Stanley/ Heinz)

BTP: Singapore & Kuala Lumpur / Sonning / Margate

HABEAS CORPUS (Sir Percy Shorter)

Farnham / Bromley / Exeter

OUTSIDE EDGE (Kevin)

U.K.Tour

‘ALLO,’ALLO (General Schmelling)

U.K.Tour