The name Ray Cooney guarantees something delightfully wacky on stage and “It Runs in the Family” comes from the same mind as the other uproarious comedies “Run for Your Wife” and “Not Now Darling”.
The action rests on the efforts of Doctor Mortimer, an affected neurologist about to deliver a career-making speech to an international audience. His eyes are on a knighthood.
Calamity threatens when he learns that the result of a dalliance 18 years and nine months ago has turned up in the form of an apparently delinquent son. Trying to hold both his career and marriage together Mortimer weaves a web of lying cover-ups and outrageous acts of deception. They all blow up around him.
“if you’re going to tell a lie, tell a whopper” yells Doctor Mortimer as events spin deliriously out of control.
Directed for Shoreside Theatre by Rex Steele this wackiness takes place in The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna during the first two weeks of August. As Ray Cooney’s frantic tale creates an epidemic of near unbridled lunacy, laughter will indeed be the best medicine for you to survive it.
Thursday, 1 August – Saturday, 10 August 2013
The PumpHouse, Killarney Park, Takapuna
All shows 7.30pm except Sunday, 4 August at 5:00 pm and an extra matinee performance on Saturday, 10 August at 2:00 pm. No shows Monday and Tuesday.
- Phone The PumpHouse Box Office on 489 8360 or book online at www.pumphouse.co.nz
- Counter sales at The PumpHouse available Mon-Fri, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Door sales available one hour before each performance.
- Adults: $25:00
- Students/Seniors: $21:00
- Groups (7+): $18:00 each
- Further discounts for larger groups also available