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It Runs in the Family - Full Length Play, Comedy

It Runs in the Family

Ray Cooney

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Full Length Play, Comedy

7m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573691591

"My glasses steamed up with laughter...A must for the bruised in spirit and the young at heart." - The Sunday Times, London

"Tickles the funny bones quite shamelessly." - Sunday Express, London

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The Doctors' Common Room of St. Andrew's Hospital, London. Present day.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre

Britain's master farceur ( Two Into One, Run For Your Wife, et al. ) is at it again. Set in a hospital, It Runs in the Family contains the usual assortment of farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else, as Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex wife, a punkish son and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture in an international conference.

REVIEWS

"My glasses steamed up with laughter...A must for the bruised in spirit and the young at heart." - The Sunday Times, London

"Tickles the funny bones quite shamelessly." - Sunday Express, London

"As in every good farce from Ben Travers to Joe Orton, the location becomes a madhouse filled with an epidemic of unbridled lunacy." - London Financial Times


It Runs in the Family premiered at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford in November 1987 under the direction of Ray Cooney.

Characters

CASTING

7m, 4f

DR. DAVID MORTIMORE
DR. MIKE CONNOLLY
ROSEMARY MORTIMORE
DR. HUBERT BONNEY
MATRON
SIR WILLOUGHBY DRAKE
JANE TATE
SISTER
LESLIE
POLICE SERGEANT
BILL
MOTHER
Song Samples

Ray Cooney's interview for Dave's Gone By

Author
Ray Cooney

Ray Cooney

Ray Cooney began his theatrical career as a boy actor in Song of Norway at the Palace Theatre in 1946. He played in Dry Rot and Simple Spymen and then began a writing career which, to date, has sent eighteen plays to the West End including One for the Pot, Not Now Darling,Move Over Mrs. Markham, and There Goes the Bride, Chase My Comrade, Why Not Stay for Breakfast, Wife Begins at Forty, Run for ... view full profile

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