Caught in the net

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Douglas Heaps' designs do their best to trap us in the past: the shabby wallpaper and clunky three-piece suite could have been used in the first production of Run For Your Wife. But these moments too briefly illuminate the long stretches of recyled gags. Ray Cooney, a recognized "master of farce," has been one of Britain's most popular playwrights where he has had 18 shows in London's West End. When Dad gets wind of their plan to meet, chaos ensues as he tries to keep the teens apart and keep his dual life secret from both his wives and kids. Farce ought to make one's stomach burn with laughter, and Caught in the Net simply is not amusing enough. The audience soon learns that the "amazing coincidences" are due to the fact that they indeed have the same father, but the characters are still in the dark. What ensues from the unsuspecting siblings' attempts to meet, however, is farce of the most old fashioned variety: doors slam, people screech, Russ Abbot squints and clutches his heart, and dear Eric Sykes tumbles along with his zimmer frame. When Stanley's senile father arrives for a holiday, it stirs up the antics even further.

Share via Email Eric Sykes The concept of computer dating teems with farcical possibility, as Patrick Marber proved in Closer; in fact it is surprising that Marber's comic scenes involving misleading blind date emails did not inspire an entire genre. Ray Cooney at least realises that his play must allude to such newfangled inventions: it is an years-on sequel to his West End hit Run For Your Wife, and much has changed since that play's premiere.

What ensues from the unsuspecting siblings' attempts to meet, however, is farce of the most old fashioned variety: doors slam, people screech, Russ Abbot squints and clutches his heart, and dear Eric Sykes tumbles along with his zimmer frame.

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Booking until December 8. And it is inevitable that his teenage children Gavin and Vicki are thoroughly computer literate and make contact via an unidentified another lost opportunity chatroom.

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Our audiences get the treat of a night filled with laughs. There is a more serious problem than the lack of modernity, however.

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There is a more serious problem than the lack of modernity, however. What ensues from the unsuspecting siblings' attempts to meet, however, is farce of the most old fashioned variety: doors slam, people screech, Russ Abbot squints and clutches his heart, and dear Eric Sykes tumbles along with his zimmer frame. Audiences will not be confused if they missed the first story. When Stanley's senile father arrives for a holiday, it stirs up the antics even further. John quickly enlists the help of his dopey boarder Stanley, which only leads to hilarious lies, mistaken identities and mysterious phone calls. They are amazed that they both have fathers named John Leonard Smith who are London taxi drivers, and since romance has blossomed, they are determined to meet in person. Without giving away any more details, the audience is assured that in a Ray Cooney farce, if something can go wrong, it will go When his teenage children a girl from one family and a boy from the other meet in an Internet chat room and are anxious to meet in person, John's already hectic life shifts into high gear as he tries to keep his double life a secret. The audience soon learns that the "amazing coincidences" are due to the fact that they indeed have the same father, but the characters are still in the dark. The only thing missing is a man being caught with his trousers down: instead Cooney offers running gags about homosexuality. Ray Cooney at least realises that his play must allude to such newfangled inventions: it is an years-on sequel to his West End hit Run For Your Wife, and much has changed since that play's premiere. It has flashes of real comedy, almost all of which involve Sykes' senile Dad, who wanders about the Streatham residence convinced it is a hotel in Felixstowe. Booking until December 8. That is one way of dragging the genre into the 21st Century, I suppose.

Without giving away any more details, the audience is assured that in a Ray Cooney farce, if something can go wrong, it will go

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