caught in the net by limelight theatre
Calendar, May 18, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Caught in the Net

May 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 8pm with a 2pm matinee May 6 @ Limelight Theatre, Civic Drive, Wanneroo ·
Presented by Limelight Theatre ·

A SEQUEL to the smash hit Run For Your Wife is set to make audiences at Limelight Theatre cry with laughter all over again.

Written by master-of-farce Ray Cooney and directed by 50-year theatre veteran Susan Vincent, Caught in the Net is set 18 years later with taxi driver John Smith still a bigamist.

He keeps his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other.

But his teenage children – a girl from one family and a boy from the other – have met on the internet and are keen to meet, given they have so much in common including their fathers having the same name, age and occupation.

When John realises his children are about to encounter each other, he frantically tries to keep them apart aided and abetted by his lodger Stanley.

Mayhem ensues as the situation spirals out of control and John juggles the truth more and more outrageously.

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.

Caught in the Net plays at 8pm May 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12 with a 2pm matinee May 6. Tickets are $21, $18 concession – book at www.limelighttheatre.com.au or on 0499 954 016 between 9am and midday, Monday to Friday.

Limelight Theatre is located on Civic Drive, Wanneroo.

More info: www.limelighttheatre.com.au

Top: John Smith (Gordon Park, centre) finds his life with two wives has become even more complicated now children are involved: Gavin (Josh Flaherty, left), Barbara (Colleen Hopkins), Mary (Fiona Forster) and Vicki (Jenna McGougan-Shaw).

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