Winning the lottery is what everyone dreams of, but for these lucky winners, their dreams turned into nightmares. Turns out losing a fortune is much easier than winning one!
Fortunately, help is at hand. At Millionaires Anonymous people are encouraged to discuss their stories and problems, and with the help of a twelve-step program, the former millionaires are guided onto a path of enlightenment and self-fulfilment, learning along the way that money doesn’t buy happiness. Or does it?
Having formed a secret syndicate, the group continue to gamble what little money they have left, pinning all their hopes on winning the jackpot again. The odds on that? Two-hundred and eighty-three billion to one. It’s a long shot, but it could happen, and if it did you’d better hope your syndicate is a group of mentally stable and well-rounded individuals… but more importantly, that you can find the bloody ticket!
Millionaires Anonymous takes a hilarious look at our quest for happiness in all the wrong places.
Royalty-free until 02/07/2022
The play was originally performed at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool from 2nd – 4th of July 2015. In May/July 2016 it went on tour to The Brindley Theatre (Runcorn), The Atkinson Theatre (Southport), and the Salford Arts Theatre as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.
Julie: Geraldine Moloney Judge
Mark: Neil MacDonald
Dr. Karen Price: Chrissi-Jo Hughes (2015), Annabel Entress (2016)
Neil: Lee Burnitt
Chris: David Clayton
Peter: Albert Hastings
Caroline: Caitlin Mary Carley Clough
Announcer: Ian Warburton
Writer/Director/Producer: Stewart McDonald
Production Stage/Manager: Sonia Chapman
Assistant Stage Manager: Siobhan Crinson
Stage Assistant: Lisa-Jayne Brockway (2016)
Music: Alan Rickard
Set Construction: Robin P Murphy (2015), Stephen Owen (2016)
Photography: Andrew Ab
Filming: Chris Chapman
Liverpool Sound & Vision
“A play that can have you laughing so hard one minute, and disguising the tears of the upset idea and misfortune of living the next deserves no less a recognition that if in the presence of a master class of epic proportions.”
The Reviews Hub
“Dark, edgy and surprisingly funny, Millionaires Anonymous takes a hilarious look at our never-ending lust for the green stuff. McDonald’s wonderfully witty play mixes comedy and humour with tragedy and despair to deliver a dark, raw and painfully honest account of humanity’s quest for happiness in all the wrong places.”