Ray’s first musical comedy production premiered in the West End of London at the Adelphi Theatre on 15th December 1965 and became one of the most successful theatre shows of the day, playing for 2202 performances, closing on 27th March 1971
The Original stars were Joe Brown (Joe Studholme), Christine Holmes (Charlie Hadwell), Anna Neagle (Lady Hadwell), Derk Nimmo (Nicholas Wainwright), Hy Hazell (Kay Connor), Jean Lloyd, Grant Mostyn and Stuart Damon (Jack Connor)
Co-written with Hugh and Margaret Williams.
Pete - Terry Skelton
Fred - Alan Angel
Jerry - Roy Francis
Sam - Bill Bradley
Fiona - Bridget McConnel
Penelope - Olivia Hamnett
Four Suspicious Characters - Ronald Rich, Tony Oakman, Fred Haggerty, Glenn Willcox.
Lady Hadwell - Anna Neagle
Charlie - Christine Holmes
Nicholas Wainwright - Derek Nimmo
Joe - Joe Brown
John Sasaki - David Toguri
Jack Connor - Peter Regan
Mrs Connor - Hy Hazell
Directed By - Ray Cooney
Dancers - Heather Beckers, Brenda Crippen, Sally Graham, Kim Leon, Elizabeth Mills, Anthea Slatter, Hal Davis, George Nichol, Denis Morrisey, Brian Jaysmith, John Walsh, Ralph Wood.
Singers - Doreen Croft, Valerie Griffiths, Beryl Hall, Leonie Jessel, Wendy Jones, Jane Walters, Ian Calvin, Peter Dalton, Alan Guiness, Richard Hazell, Alan Thomas.
Conductor - Kenneth Alwyn