2006-2007-Caught in the Net

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Caught in the Net

a comedy by Ray Cooney. Performed 20th to 25th November 2006.


John Smith is a bigamous taxi driver. The action takes place simultaneously in his two homes, in Streatham and Wimbledon. He lives in Streatham with his wife Barbara and son Gavin, and in Wimbledon with wife Mary and daughter Vicki. Stanley is his lodger in Wimbledon. It is a warm summer afternoon.

Theatre Notes

By Martin Jones, chairman: “Ten years ago we presented a farce called Run for Your Wife which told the story of a taxi driver who juggled his life between two wives in two separate houses in two different parts of London. Caught in the Net catches up with him some twenty years later, where we find him in the same tricky situation. I am pleased to welcome Sarah Bucknall as a newcomer to the stage.”

Cast & Crew

Gavin Smith Gareth McMurdo
Vicki Smith Sarah Bucknall
Barbara Smith Heather Hughes
Mary Smith Barbara Stephens
John Smith Stanley Turner
Stanley’s Dad Lyndon Clark
Play directed by Kathleen Authur and Alma Conboy
Set Design Philip Lumsden
Stage Crew Doreen Davies, Maurice Hayling, Aled Hughes, Martin Jones, Sally Orme, David Tinker, Gaynor Tinker, Gareth Woodhouse
Props Gillian Thorp, Mary Turner
Lighting Gareth Woodhouse
Sound Lesley Crowther, Rob Wilson
Stage Manager David Tinker
Prompt Shirley Crowther
Front of House
FOH Managers Martin Jones, Gaynor Tinker
Floral Decor Sylvia Davies
Refreshements Members of the Society supervised by Doreen Davies, Sylvia Davies
Publicity Leslie Crowther
Booking Office Newtown Tourist Information Centre
Advertising Space Nationwide Building Society

This amateur production was given by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.