The most successful comedy farce of all time comes to Limelight Theatre this July and August.
Written by Ray Cooney and directed Susan Vincent, Run For Your Wife had a nine-year run in London’s West End after debuting in 1983.
The fast-paced comedy follows taxi driver John Smith, a man with two wives and two apartments, who juggles his life between the two homes on a tight schedule.
A successful, if tired, bigamist for three years, John intervenes in a mugging and suffers a mild concussion – and is taken home to wrong wife, on the wrong day.
The situation quickly gets out of control as he tries to cover up he is a bigamist to avoid his wives finding out, while two detectives investigating the mugging become suspicious of the two different addresses for him registered at the hospital.
Cooney is a veteran playwright, renowned for his successful farces, including Charlie Girl, Move Over Mrs Markham, Wife Begins at Forty, Out of Order and Not Now, Darling, which have been translated into more than 40 languages.
In 2005, he was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to drama.
Run For Your Wife plays plays 8pm from 28 July to August 13, 2016. Tickets are available at the Limelight Theatre website.
The Limelight Theatre is located at Civic Drive in Wanneroo.