Run For Your Wife

 

John Smith is a taxi driver and very ordinary – except that he has two wives. He has a lovely wife and a perfect existence in Streatham and a lovely wife and a perfect existence in Wimbledon. And he flits between Streatham and Wimbledon – a distance of only 2 miles – like an over-sexed bumble bee.

This could have gone on forever except that one day a policeman...but that would be giving the game away. RUN FOR YOUR WIFE ran for over eight years in London followed by a New York production. It was described by the critics as “British comedy at its best” and is constantly being revived all over the world.

 

CAST 6 men 2 women

ONE SET

 

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First performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Windsor on the 26th October 1982 with the following cast;

 

Mary Smith - Carol Hawkins

Barbara Smith - Helen Gill

John Smith - Ray Cooney

DS Troughton - Peter Blake

Stanley Gardner - Royce Mills

Newspaper Reporter - Arthur Bostrom

DS Porterhouse - Bill Pertwee

Bobby Frankyln - Jimmy Thompson

 

Directed By - Ray Cooney

Subsequently produced at the Shaftsbury Theatre, London on the 29th March 1983 with the following cast;

 

Mary Smith - Carol Hawkins

Barbara Smith - Helen Gill

John Smith - Richard Briers

DS Troughton - Peter Blake

Stanley Gardner - Bernard Cribbins

Newspaper Reporter - Sam Cox

DS Porterhouse - Bill Pertwee

Bobby Franklyn - Royce Mills

 

Directed By - Ray Cooney

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