25 years of running wives

CLASSIC comedy show Run For Your Wife is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a brand new tour, writes Philip Keech. The play written by Ray Cooney is coming to the Chelmsford Civic Theatre between Tuesday October 21 and Saturday October 25, presented

CLASSIC comedy show Run For Your Wife is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a brand new tour, writes Philip Keech.

The play written by Ray Cooney is coming to the Chelmsford Civic Theatre between Tuesday October 21 and Saturday October 25, presented by Ian Dickens Productions.

The play tells the story of John Smith, a London cabbie, who lives his life to a strict schedule with his wife in Streatham and his other wife in Wimbledon.

So far he has successfully hidden his bigamy secret for three years; however this all changes when he tries to rescue an old lady from three muggers.


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Smith gets a whack on the head for his troubles, but this treatment at a local hospital causes his meticulous plan to fall apart.

Throw in two police detectives, two very different wives and a very camp dressmaker and watch the sparks fly.

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With an all-star cast, including Melvyn Hayes, star of the 70s show, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Mark Wingett from The Bill, Paul Henry, of Crossroads, Barry Howard, of Hi-De-Hi, and Michelle Morris, from the Knock.

The show starts at 7.45pm, with an additional matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets are from £5 to £16, and available from the box office on 01245 606505.

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