Tons of Money

Shaftesbury Theatre from 13 April 1922
Transferred to Aldwych Theatre from 30 October 1922
Transferred to Golders Green Hippodrome (?February 
Closed in 1924 [The Great Adventure opened at the Hippodrome 20 October 1924]

The first of the Aldwych Farces
Accompanied by a live jazz band, for 30 minutes before the show started, and during the two interval / scene changes. 

Written by: Will Evans and Archibald Thomas Pechey (billed as ‘Valentine’)
Co-Produced by Tom Walls and Leslie Henson

Original Cast: 
Ralph Lynn (as Aubrey Henry Maitland Allington)
Madge Saunders (Jean Everard, his supposed wife)
Yvonne Arnaud (His real wife, Louise Allington)
Tom Walls (his imposter brother)
Sidney Lynn (George Maitland, his real brother)
Mary Brough (Auntie Ben)
Willie Warde (Giles, a gardener)

Print from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, May 6 1922


Tons of Money was revived and updated by Alan Ayckbourn in 1986 at the National Theatre starring Michael Gambon and Simon Cadell

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Settings: Alan Tagg
Costumes: Susan Yelland
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Music: Shelley Van Loen and the Palm Court Strings
Theme Music: Paul Todd