- Run For Your Wife
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Run For Your Wife (
1983) is an adult comedyplay by Ray Cooney.
The story of
Londoncab driver John Smith, with two wives, two lives and a very precise schedule for juggling them both. With one wife at home in Streathamand 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 Cribbinstook the lead role in the West End theatredebut of the play, on 12 December, 1983at the Criterion Theatre. [citeweb|url=http://www.thisistheatre.com/shows/criterion74.html|title=Run For Your Wife|publisher=This is Theatre|accessdate=2008-04-05]
* [http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/18997/run-for-your-wife- The Stage review of a November 2007 production at Sonning Mill]
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