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Ray Cooney

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

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Ray Cooney Productions

[Broadway, 1989]
[Broadway, 1981]
[West End, 1980]
[Broadway, 1980]
[Broadway, 1979]
Theatre Owner / Operator
[West End, 1979]



Ray Cooney Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best New Comedy

Ray CooneyCaught In The Net

Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Comedy

Ray CooneyFunny Money

Olivier Awards - 1991 - Best Comedy

Ray CooneyOut Of Order

Olivier Awards - 1983 - Comedy of the Year

Ray CooneyRun For Your Wife

Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Play

Ray Cooney, Whose Life Is It Anyway

Ray Cooney Videos

Ray Cooney News

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE is Coming to The Off Broadway Palm Theatre in February

THE HILARIOUS FARCE 'RUN FOR YOUR WIFE' COMES TO THE OFF BROADWAY PALM! Don't miss this comedy by Ray Cooney, now playing through February 25, 2024 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers.

Review: RUN FOR YOUR WIFE at Oyster Mill Playhouse

Even though some of the language and jokes in the script are definitely cringe-worthy today, the performance of Run for Your Wife at Oyster Mill Playhouse is genuinely funny, and audiences that enjoy a fast-paced, well-acted farce will have an enjoyable evening.

Cast Set For IT'S HER TURN NOW, World Premiere of Gender-Swapped Adaptation of Ray Cooney's OUT OF ORDER

OUT OF ORDER is Ray Cooney’s 1990 classic West End farce about MPs behaving badly.  In a World Premiere at The Mill at Sonning, it has been turned on its head and adapted by Michael J Barfoot so that it is female MPs behaving badly, called IT’S HER TURN NOW. Learn more about the production and find out who is starring here!

Steven Pinder Returns to WICKED in the West End, and Simeon Truby Joins The UK and Ireland Tour

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced the return of Steven Pinder as 'Doctor Dillamond' from Tuesday 24 October 2023 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Broadway Palm Reveals Lineup For 2023-24 Season

Broadway Palm has announced its 31st Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in the Off Broadway Palm, four Children’s Theatre productions (TBA), and six concerts.

Theatre Palisades Presents RUN FOR YOUR WIFE Opening March 31

After opening its season with the critically acclaimed production of drama, 'Other Desert Cities,' Theatre Palisades will be amusing its audience with the laugh out loud English farce, 'Run For Your Wife' by Ray Cooney.

Rebecca Thornhill and Evelyn Hoskins Will Lead GYPSY at The Mill at Sonning Theatre

Rebecca Thornhill will star as Mama Rose and Evelyn Hoskins will play her daughter Louise in 'Gypsy' at The Mill at Sonning Theatre, running from 24 May - 15 July, 2023.

Shaftesbury Theatre Reveals Next Phase Of Its £10 Million Plus Dramatic Transformation

The Grade 2 listed Shaftesbury Theatre, the largest of the independent theatres in the West End, is undergoing dramatic and innovative extension and improvement to secure its position as one of London's leading theatrical forces, with a building designed for the 21st Century.

Cast Announced For Citadel Theatre's IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY

Citadel Theatre Company has announced the cast and crew for its holiday season show, the British farce IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY.

NOT NOW DARLING Opens in The Off Broadway Palm

The Off Broadway Palm Theatre opens its 2022-2023 Season with the laugh-out-loud NOT NOW, DARLING playing September 22 through November 5, 2022. This 1967 farce was written by English playwrights John Chapman and Ray Cooney.

WICKED Will Welcome Back Mark Curry as The Wizard

WICKED will welcome back Mark Curry as 'The Wizard' from Tuesday 18 October 2022. Gary Wilmot will play his final performance as 'The Wizard' at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on Sunday 16 October 2022.

Citadel Theatre Releases Four-Show 2022-23 Season

Citadel Theatre Company recently announced its 2022/2023 season, featuring an Obie Award winner and three comedies –one of them a beloved musical.

Avon Players Present RUN FOR YOUR WIFE in March

Comic collisions and merry misunderstandings will provide plenty of amusement for Metro Detroit audiences as Avon Players presents Run for Your Wife running March 18-April 2.

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's ONE FOR THE POT is a Madcap Romp

ONE FOR THE POT on Hale Centre Theatre’s Jewel Box Stage defies description, but ultimately it is a madcap comedic romp filled with mistaken identities and pure effervescent entertainment.

The Mill At Sonning Theatre Names The Auditorium in Honor of Ray Cooney

The Mill at Sonning, the UK's only dinner theatre, has renamed its theatre The Ray Cooney Auditourium in honor of comedy legend Ray Cooney, whose classic farces have all been performed there, and whose incredibly generous financial support during lockdown helped ensure the venue's survival.

Second Street Players Will Perform CAUGHT IN THE NET This Fall

Playwright Ray Cooney, well known for his hilarious satirical farces, brings traditional British bawdiness to the theme of an ordinary guy with an extraordinary love life.

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem Announces 2021-22 Season

Learn more about the upcoming season, which includes Sylvia, Murder on the Orient Express, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly, The Drowsy Chaperone, Out of Order, and The Sound of Music!

Cast Announced For TWO INTO ONE at The Mill At Sonning Theatre

During the run, the theatre, which has staged all of his plays - some more than once - over the past 38 years,  will honor Mr Cooney by naming the auditorium after him at a star-studded VIP gala evening performance on Saturday 11 September. This is to thank him for all his incredible support for the venue over the years but especially during lockdown, helping save it from closure.

The Mill at Sonning Secures £448,580 From The Culture Recovery Fund and Announces Five In-House Productions

The Mill at Sonning, the UK's only dinner theatre, has received a grant of £448,550 from the Government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen.

George and Amal Clooney Help Save The Mill at Sonning

The Daily Mail has reported that George and Amal Clooney have helped save the Mill at Sonning after it was shut down due to the ongoing pandemic by donating to the venue. The Mill at Sonning is now set to reopen on October 30th.


How many Broadway shows has Ray Cooney been in?

Ray Cooney has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ray Cooney been in?

Ray Cooney has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Ray Cooney been nominated for?

Ray Cooney has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. These nominations include Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "Caught In The Net," Best Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "Funny Money" and "Out Of Order," Comedy of the Year at the Olivier Awards for "Run For Your Wife," and Best Play at the Tony Awards for "Whose Life Is It Anyway."

What awards has Ray Cooney won?

Ray Cooney has won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy for "Out Of Order."

How many shows has Ray Cooney written?

Ray Cooney has written 4 shows including Charlie Girl (Bookwriter), Not Now, Darling (Playwright), Elvis (Conceiver), Run for Your Wife (Playwright).

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