Laugh? I Nearly Went To Miami! is a zany and fast moving comedy of confusion. When Tom Weals, an Elvis fanatic, and Alice his fiancee are unable, due to fog, to fly to Miami for an Elvis Presley Convention, they arrive back at Tom's Essex flat to find that they have inadvertently picked up the wrong suitcases at the airport and are now in possession of half a million dollars.
Further confusion arises with the arrival of, firstly, Tom's flashy brother Barney, who is hoping to use the flat to seduce Muriel, his latest girlfriend and then Alice's eccentric Auntie with a bag containing $20,000 (a wedding present for Tom and Alice). Frankie, a thug working for the owner of the suitcase dollars adds to the confusion and it takes a real policeman, Inspector Hendy, to finally sort everything out!
THE ORIGINAL CAST
Tom Weals....Russell Wootton
Alice Martin....Jill Greenacre
Barney Weals....David Bradshawe
Inspector Hendy....Christopher Prior
Executive Producer for Comedy Hall Productions: Tony Worgan.
Designed by Rik Carmichael.
Lighting: David Hardstaff.
Stage Manager: Kate Stewart.
Directed by Charles Harris.
Translated into many languages, Laugh? I Nearly Went To Miami! has been produced all around the world including Vienna where as ...Und Morgen Fliegen Wir Nach Miami, it became one of the city's most popular stage plays. Legendary British Director Cyril Frankel directed Gaby Jacoby, Viktor Couzyn and Rudolf Otahal in a translation by Adolf Opel.