Troubador Show me the Money

Released: 28/02/2021

ISBN: 9781800461987

eISBN: 9781800469136

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Show me the Money


David has just turned forty. He’s determined to start making big money, find the girl of his dreams and get married. Jenny is …. less than forty. She’s determined never to do any work at all if she can possibly help it, marry a millionaire and spend all the money. Will they get what they want, and if they do, will it turn out to be what they expect? Come and find out in this “city” comedy about the corrosive power of money.” 

It’s not just the next in a long line of “love of money” comedies that could be argued to have started more than two thousand years ago with Plautus’ “Pot of Gold”. Money has become so ingrained in the way we think about everything today that it’s impossible not to love it, or at the very least to keep focussing on its implication

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Tony Diggle

Tony's professional career has been in information science, management consultancy and strategic foresight, but creative writing has been a lifelong interest.

He is currently a member of two actors and writers groups: Player-Playwrights (since 1995) and Actors and Writers London (since 2010). As the long-term treasurer of Player-Playwrights, he has been involved in managing the financing of showcases on their behalf at the Soho Theatre, Arts Theatre and the King's Head, and four productions altogether on their behalf at the Camden Fringe Festivals of 2011 and 2012, at the Jerwood Theatre, RADA, the Etcetera Theatre and two at the Tristan Bates.

He has been an acting member of the Questors' Theatre, Ealing since 1981, and has also appeared with them on tour at the Edinburgh Fringe and at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall. He was on the staff of the BBC for six years in the early 1980s, and during this time he was a member of their Studio Amateur Dramatic Group (SADG), which performed and recorded radio plays in studio. He has been a friend of Shakespeare's Globe for over twenty years, and does regular duties on the Friends Desk there.

He has now published three plays with Troubador: A Kingdom for a Stage (2018), Show me the Money (2021) and Facing the Enemy (2021).

He produced A Kingdom for a Stage at the Chelsea Theatre in 2016. Reviews of the production are available below:

The radio version of A Kingdom for a Stage was broadcast twice on in 2017. It was repeated twice in 2020.

He also produced Show me the Money at the Chelsea Theatre in 2013.

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