Tons of Money

A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, Will Evans, Arthur Valentine
Thursday 28 January 1971 - Saturday 30 January 1971
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Evelyn Stoodley

The story of an unsuccessful inventor who inherits the life interest in a fortune which is to revert on his death to his cousin George Maitland. As Cousin George is thought to have died abroad, the inventor has the brilliant idea of “dying” so that he can resurrect himself as his cousin and avoid paying his enormous debts. Complications arise in the form of George’s wife, another Maitland imposter (the butler’s brother) and finally the real George Maitland himself!

Tons Of Money 1971 2

Pam Nash and Pam Ayres

Tons Of Money 1971 1

Pam Nash; Penny Durringer; Ted Tolman; Sam Heath; Pam Ayres


Pam Ayres 1971Writer, broadcaster, entertainer and irreverent poet Pam Ayres was once a member of the Society and took part in this production. She continued to be a patron of the Society for many years and her photograph was hung in the foyer of the theatre.

Cast (in order of appearance):

Sprules - George Young
Simpson - Eileen Heath
Miss Benita Mullett - Pam Nash
Louise Allington - Penny Duringer
Aubrey Allington - Ken Duringer
Giles - Derek Belcher
James Chesterman - Ted Tolman
Jean Everard - Pam Ayres
Henry - Sam Heath
George Maitland - Duncan McIntosh

Production No.61 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)