Caught in the Net

by  Ray Cooney

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

"A masterclass in the art of farce...The perfectly potty plot is a precession built laughter machine." - What's On

"Brilliant...The funniest play of the year." - Daily Mail

"Utterly magical...firework display of knockaboutā€¦

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Caught in the Net

by  Ray Cooney

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The sequel to Run for Your Wife finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common name, surname and taxi driving dad! Keeping them apart plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. His lodger Stanley could be a savior, but he is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.
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Reviews

"A masterclass in the art of farce...The perfectly potty plot is a precession built laughter machine." - What's On

"Brilliant...The funniest play of the year." - Daily Mail

"Utterly magical...firework display of knockabout comedy." - Spectator

"A sheer joy from beginning to end." - Daily Telegraph

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: Ā£69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century

Song Samples

Ray Cooney's interview for Dave's Gone By
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4m, 3f
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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

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