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"It Runs in the Family" by Ray Cooney

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Performance dates:

Wed 15th October

Thu 16th October

Fri 17th October

Sat 18th October

Evening performances begin at 7:30pm, tickets $15

PLUS Saturday matinee, 2:00pm, tickets $10 special.

Tickets from:

Harrington Gemtime Jewellers, Rangiora

Kaiapoi Visitors Information Centre

Or contact Judith 03 313 7026

Or purchase on door (cash only, no EFTPOS)

Or... Try a Show and Meal special at the
Rangiora Brewhouse, click here for details


It Runs in The Family is set in a hospital, more specifically in the doctors common room, just a few days before Christmas. Dr David Mortimore is is composing the speech he will give to a distinguished gathering of neurologists, a speech which may make or break his career. All he needs is a little peace and quiet to finish it

Unfortunately for Dr Mortimore, things happen to deprive him of that peace and quiet.

Aside from usual assortment of farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else, Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex mistress, doctors, nurses, patients, and the police.

Will he ever finish his speech?

What others have said about this play

"My glasses steamed up with laughter.... A must for the bruised in spirit and the young at heart" 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

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