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Caught In The Net
April 19 - April 22Tickets £12
Caught in the Net by the master of farce Ray Cooney. This is a sequel to Run for your Wife and finds our bigamist taxi driver, John Smith still keeping both his families, one in Wimbledon and one in Streatham, blissfully unaware of each other.
However his teenage children one from each family a boy and a girl have met on the internet and are about to embark on a relationship. John’s antics to prevent this and his own undoing are hilarious.
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A Bijou Theatre Company spokesperson says:-
“For the final play of their 2016/17 season Bijou Theatre Productions is delighted to present Ray Cooney’s VERY funny sequel to his acclaimed “Run for your Wife” with their April staging of “Caught in the Net”. Ray Cooney is deservedly labelled as ‘The Master of Farce” and Bijou is so pleased that Ian Cooper has agreed to take on the massive challenge of creating this manic, action-packed, follow-up farce for the Palace Theatre stage.
In addition to the frenetic business within the play and the plot, the composite setting depicts TWO houses – one in Wimbledon and the other in Streatham – and the action is often going on in BOTH locations simultaneously! “Caught in the Net” finds our bigamist London taxi driver, John Smith, still keeping his two families (one in Wimbledon and the other in Streatham!) happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, John’s teenage children – one boy, Gavin, and one girl, Vicki – by each wife, have just happened to have ‘met’ each other on the Internet, and the youngsters are determined to see each other in person. When it dawns on cabbie John that Gavin and Vicki are about to meet he is plunged into a hilarious hell-hole of his own making in order to keep them apart! AT ALL COSTS John must stop this relationship developing!
Only a Director like Ian Cooper would take on this challenge – and take it on, he has! Ian has assembled a brilliant cast of ‘fantastic farcical fanatics’ – all very experienced – and he will be presenting a very well-honed team! Our irrepressible cabbie, John Smith, is being played by Martin Austin. The luckless wives, Mary and Barbara, are played by Yvonne Tilley and Stephanie Austin, and the teenagers are played by Stephen McKeating and Katie Daymond. To complete this fine cast Ian adds his ‘crème de la crème’ in the shape of Andy Killen as Stanley, the lodger, and David Gent as ‘Dad’……. WHAT A LINE-UP! Audiences are in for a brilliant evening of comedy and farce – and a great ending to what has been a very successful Bijou season.
“Caught in the Net” runs from Weds 19th April to Sat 22nd April at 7.30pm at The Palace Theatre, Paignton. Tickets are £12 each, with concessions, and are obtainable from The Palace Theatre Box Office, Paignton, – Telephone number 01803 665800.”