Run For Your Wife

Run For Your Wife

Infobox Play
name = Run For Your Wife

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writer = Ray Cooney
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characters = John Smith
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date of premiere = 1983
country of Origin = England
original language = English language
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subject = Bigamy
genre = Adult comedy
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Run For Your Wife (1983) is an adult comedy play by Ray Cooney.


The story of London cab driver John Smith, with two wives, two lives and a very precise schedule for juggling them both. With one wife at home in Streatham and another at home in Wimbledon, and with occupants of the flat upstairs at the latter location.

Trouble brews when Smith is mugged and ends up in hospital, where both of his addresses surface, causing both the Streatham and Wimbledon police to investigate. Having upset his schedule, Smith becomes hopelessly entangled in his attempts with his lazy layabout neighbour upstairs in Wimbledon, to explain himself to his wives and two suspicious police officers.


Cast members have a precise schedule as well with many entrances and exits that create pressure and humor through this adult comedy.

Bernard Cribbins took the lead role in the West End theatre debut of the play, on 12 December, 1983 at the Criterion Theatre. [citeweb|url=|title=Run For Your Wife|publisher=This is Theatre|accessdate=2008-04-05]


External links

* [ The Stage review of a November 2007 production at Sonning Mill]

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