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Run for Your Wife

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  2f, 6m

Run for Your Wife
by Ray Cooney

This superb example of the British farce had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York! A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 6m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary

This superb example of the British farce had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York! A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. For a side-splitting sequel, read Caught in the Net.

'Run for Your Wife should run for life!' - Sunday Express

'A frolic? It is...a triumph.' - Daily Telegraph

'Virtually continuous laughter.' - The New York Post

Cast Attributes
M6 (young, middle age) F2 (20s)
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Composite setting: two living-rooms
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)

Media

"Run for Your Wife should run for life!" - Sunday Express

"A frolic? It is...a triumph." - Daily Telegraph

"Virtually continuous laughter." - The New York Post


Music

Song Samples

Ray Cooney's interview for Dave's Gone By

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Ray Cooney

Ray Cooney began his theatrical career as a boy actor in Song of Norway at the Palace Theatre in 1946. He played in Dry Rot and Simple Spymen and then began a writing career which, to date, has sent eighteen plays to the West End including One for the Pot, Not Now Darling,Mov ...

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