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Caught in the Net

Caught in the Net, by Ray Cooney, is a hilarious and sometimes farcical comedy about a man with two wives and his ongoing misadventures. Performances will be every evening for a week (excluding Sunday) with curtain up at 19:45
Caught in the Net

Time & Location

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Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK

About the Event

This play is a sequel to Run for Your Wife, about bigamist John Smith, a London cab driver with two wives, two lives and a very precisely planned schedule for juggling them both.

In Caught in the Net, we find John Smith eighteen years later, still happily married to his two unsuspecting wives. He now has a sixteen-year old son, Gavin, by Barbara in Streatham, and a fifteen-year old daughter, Vicki, by Mary, in Wimbledon. One day Gavin and Vicki happen to meet surfing the internet and are amazed at the coincidences concerning their respective fathers: both are called ‘John Smith’; both are aged 43; and, surprise, surprise, both are taxi drivers. Vicki can’t understand her Dad’s vehement reaction when she tells him, firstly, of the amazing coincidence and, secondly, that she’s invited Gavin round to meet him and Mum, John spends the next two hours attempting to stop the inevitable.

Caught in the Net received a marvellous reception at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End at it's premiere in 2000, where the critics received it with absolute delight: “It’s sheer joy from beginning to end”, “It has been a while since I cried laughing at the theatre, and what a joy it is when it happens”

Raymond George Alfred Cooney, OBE (born 30 May 1932) is an English playwright, actor, and director. His biggest success, Run for Your Wife (1983), ran for nine years in London's West End and is its longest-running comedy.

Cast and director will be announced shortly.

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