CLASSIC comedy from the pen of the masterful Ray Cooney comes to the West Cliff Theatre stage next week.

Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society return with the hilarious Run For Your Wife – a farce which shows even bigamy can be played for laughs.

On the face of it, John Smith is a normal London cab driver.

He has a lovely wife and a perfect life in Streatham ... and a second lovely wife and perfect life just two miles away in Wimbledon.

The cabbie manages to juggle his double life, flitting between his homes like an over-sexed bumble bee.

His irregular working hours means he just about gets away with it, but then he ends up in hospital and complication is piled upon complication as he tries to prevent his world from imploding.

Richard Briers and Bernard Cribbins took the lead roles in the original West End production which ran for eight years.

The CADS production is directed by Alex Bass and stars John Thomson as John Smith, Gabrielle Tyler as Barbera Smith, Lisa Winterford as Mary Smith, Frank Bye as Bobby Franklyn, Charlie Vaughan as Stanley Gardner, Nathen Johns as Det Sgt Porterhouse, Keith Andrew Goldsbrough as Det Sgt Troughton and Jerome Adams-Hall as the Newspaper Reporter.

Run For Your Wife runs from June 28 to July 1. Performances are at 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm Saturday matinee.

Tickets are £10 (£9 Wednesday and matinee shows) from the box office on 01255 433344.