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It Runs In The Family


Ray Cooney

Directed by Steve Williamson

5th - 12th December 2009

It's three days before Christmas. In the Doctor's Common Room of St Andrew's Hospital in London, David Mortimore is composing the speech he will give to a distinguished gathering of neurologists, a speech which may well make or break his career. All he needs is a little peace and quiet to finish it...

Unfortunately for our hero peace and quiet is in very short supply. A nurse with whom he had an affair years ago turns up to confront him with the fact that he is the father of her son, who is now eighteen.

Not only that, but the said son is now downstairs in the hospital and is desperate to meet the Dad he has never seen.

How on earth can Mortimore keep this catastrophic news from his wife and the hospital authorities, and still deliver his speech?

Dr David Mortimore Al Fowkes
Dr Mike Connolly Kyran Donald
Rosemary Christina Theobald
Dr Hubert Bonney Charlie Cook
Matron Belinda Coghlan
Sir Willoughby Drake Geoffrey Martyn
Jane Tate Jane Newman
Sister Caroline Lucas
Lesley Angus Macalister
Police Sergeant Ian McBride
Bill Bob Stewart
Mother Adele Taylor
Stage Manager Graham Wilman
ASMs Liz Cook
Jenny Norris
Emma Toms
Wardrobe Di James
Properties Christine Gerzon
Jan Atkinson
Sound Peter Gerzon
Lighting Chris Hills
Keith Jones
Continuity Fenella Fowkes
Set Design Steve Williamson
Set Build The Green Room Team
House Manager Colette Fitton
Sonia Dykstra
The play was kindly sponsored by:
Jackson's Supper Bar
Stationery Solutions
Many thanks to Altrincham Garrick for the loan of the wheelchair and hospital trolley
Thanks to the Box Office Team and all who contributed to the production in any way