Run For Your Wife

Date 30th May 2013
Society Saxilby Drama Circle
Venue Saxilby Community Hall
Type of Production Play
Director Mark Stoneham and Pam Burnett


Author: Anne Key-Huckerby

Ray Cooney's farce was an ideal choice for the talented eightsome I saw on stage. It was greatly appreciated by the audience and there were laughs galore throughout the evening.The set had to depict the interiors of two very different flats; one in Wimbledon and one in Streatham. This was achieved extremely well. The choices of decor and furnishings were most interesting. The technical aspects were in very safe hands. My guest for the evening remarked that a farce like this depends greatly upon the calibre of the actors taking part and that just one weak link would be disastrous. Happily the directors could not have chosen better for all the members of the cast lived their parts to nigh on perfection. The result was a truly amazing production with which I would be hard-pressed to find fault. Central to the plot was John Smith, played with superb facial expressions by Richard Kort with Janet Pick and Yvette Kimber cast as Mary and Barbara, John's two wives. Ian Atkinson and David Makepeace played the occupants of the upstairs flats while Adrian Pick and Jonathan Mellor were a couple of Detective Sergeants. Pauline Rowett appeared briefly as a newspaper reporter. The antics of the main characters as each ludicrous situation arose were increasingly more and more hilarious. This was a real tonic!