The Bodensee Players Spring 2017 Production was:

"Caught in the Net"
by Ray Cooney

It was presented on May 16th to May 19th in the Casino Theatre

This amateur production of “Caught in the Net” was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD



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Gavin Smith Leon Rolls
Vicki Smith Salome Schweikle
Barbara Smith Maren Matthes
Mary Smith Andrea Leute
John Smith Mathias von Alberti
Stanley Gardner Sebastian Fetköter
Dad Sean Morgan
Director Gabi Gerdau
Prompt Doris Sieber
Lights & Sound Frank Klieber
Producer Martin Rolls
Assistant Producer Allen Hainer






Caught in the Net

von Ray Cooney

In „Run for your Wife“ hat der Londoner Taxifahrer John Smith zwei Ehefrauen in unterschiedlichen Stadtteilen. Seine unregelmäßigen Arbeitszeiten sind zwar hilfreich, dennoch häufen sich die Komplikationen, als er verhindern möchte, dass sein Doppelleben auffliegt.

„Caught in the Net“ ist die Fortsetzung von „Run for Your Wife“. John Smith, der Taxifahrer in Doppelehe, hat nach wie vor seine zwei Familien in unterschiedlichen Teilen Londons. Beide sind glücklich und wissen zum Glück nichts voneinander. Er hat sogar Kinder im Teenager-Alter, ein Mädchen in einer Familie, ein Junge in der anderen. Diese begegnen sich im Internet und freuen sich darauf, einander zu treffen, schließlich haben sie so viel gemeinsam: Sie haben den gleichen Nachnamen, ihre Väter heißen beide John und sind Taxifahrer! Der Versuch, sie voneinander fernzuhalten bringt John an seine Grenzen. Rettung könnte sein Mieter Stanley bringen, der jedoch mit seinem altersschwachen Vater auf dem Sprung in den Urlaub ist. Der Vater taucht auf und glaubt, er wäre bereits im Urlaub in der Pension. Die Situation spitzt sich zu, während John sich seine eigenen Wahrheiten zurechtlegt.

Caught in the Net

by Ray Cooney

In the play Run for your Wife John Smith, a taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.

Caught in the Net is the sequel to Run for Your Wife. The bigamist taxi driver John Smith is still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common - name, surname and taxi driving dad! Keeping them apart plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. His lodger Stanley could be a savior, but he is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.


Jean is preparing a birthday dinner for her mild-mannered accountant husband Henry.  Good friends Betty and Vic are expected any minute, and Jean is frantic because Henry is late.  When he eventually arrives, Jean finds him not quite the man he used to be.  He wants to emigrate to Barcelona immediately, and with good reason: the briefcase he accidentally picked up on the Underground is stuffed with bundles of fifty pound notes amounting to £735,000!  But if getting the money was easy, keeping it proves harder, as not one but two police inspectors call and Henry, Vic, Betty and a bemused (and tipsy) Jean are forced into a frantic game of cat and mouse.  Hilarious innuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate ensue as the two couples assume all sorts of identities in their battle to keep the money.  Will they succeed?  The cabby Bill has the answer!

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