Kineton stages Cooney farce

The cast of Caught in the New
The cast of Caught in the New

The sequel to a Ray Cooney farce will be staged by Kineton Amateur Dramatics Society this week.

Caught in the Net, which follows on from Run For Your Wife, finds bigamist taxi-driver, John Smith keeping both his families (one in Wimbledon and one in Streatham) happy and blissfully unaware of each other.

However, his teenage children – one girl and one boy by each wife – have met on the Internet and are determined to see each other in person, especially as they have so much in common – same surname, same taxi-driver dad of the same age etc.

When it dawns on John that they are about to meet, he plunges into a hell-hole of his own making in order to keep them apart.

His saviour could be Stanley, his lodger who is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The ever-spiralling situation gets increasingly out-of- hand as John busts a gut to juggle with the truth!

It is staged from Thursday to Saturday November 24 to 26 at Kineton Village Hall at 8pm. Tickets can be bought from Flower Thyme in Kineton, on the door or by calling 01295 680487.