Full Length Play
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - The Doctors' Common Room of St. Andrew's Hospital, London. Present day.
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Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
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.
"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.