Wife Begins at Forty

 

As with WHY NOT STAY FOR BREAKFAST, WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY was an American collaboration, and once again, is a delightful mixture of comedy and pathos. It tells the story of George who, believing he has a happy marriage, is more than shattered to be told by Linda, his wife of 18 years, that she is going to leave him.

With advice from their son, George’s elderly father, Roger (George’s best friend) and a little help from the cocktail cabinet, George takes a hazardous course to rejuvenate his marriage.

 

CAST 4 men 2 women

ONE SET

 

 

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First performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford on the 3rd September 1985 with the following cast;

 

Bernard Harper - Geoffrey Sumner

Gertie, the dog - Gertrude Bliss

George Harper - Dinsdale Landen

Linda Harper- Liza Goddard

Roger Dixon - John Quayle

Betty Dixon - Yvonne D'Alpra

Leonard Harper - Stephen Leatherhead

 

Directed By - Ray Cooney

Subsequently produced at the Ambassadors Theatre, London on the 1st October 1985 with the following cast;

 

Bernard Harper - Geoffrey Sumner

Gertie, the dog - Gertrude Bliss

George Harper - Dinsdale Landen

Linda Harper - Liza Goddard

Roger Dixon - John Quayle

Betty Dixon - Carol Hawkins

Leonard Harper - Stephen Leatherhead

 

Directed By - Ray Cooney

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