In this fast moving British comedy Jim invites his super moral American boss and wife to dinner. Since the boss insists that his employees be married if they are living together, Jim asks his live-in girlfriend, Helen, to pose as his wife for the evening. The request infuriates Helen who has been waiting for ages for Jim to marry her. She storms out of the flat leaving Jim with no wife to present to his boss. He immediately phones a series of former girlfriends, but not one of them is willing to help him out. His pretty young secretary Terri, who is infatuated with Jim, would adore being his wife for an evening, but she is otherwise engaged. In desperation, Jim makes the disastrous mistake of paying his eccentric cleaning lady Edna to play his wife, cook the meal and make conversation of a religious nature with the guests. Then more trouble for Jim arises when Helen, having undergone a change of heart, turns up, followed by Terri – both claiming to be his wife.as.well!.
This comedy (2008) has delighted people of all ages and is perfect entertainment to lighten up the dark wintry season.
Hamburger Morgenpost, September 2015
Pointiert und mit komödiantischem Witz treibt das hervorragende Ensemble das Spiel voran. Eine bissige, sehr sehenswerte Gesellschafftssatire“ RS
Hamburger Abendblatt, 12./13. September 2015
"Sehenswerte Inszenierung" / "Vom Autor unerhört gut beobachtet und in kluge Dialoge verpackt“
Die Auswärtige Presse, September 2015
“A big hand for four gifted actors who gave their best. As we learned, Rosalind Seal (Helen), Ed Sheridan (Tom), Zigy Ross (Carter) and Lucy Sinclair “catty” Jeannie) were picked out of 500 by director Robert Rumpf who always proves a genius in choosing the right actors for his plays
Angloinfo, 14 September, 2015 by Marinell Haegelin
Veteran director Robert Rumpf has a sure grip on the stellar London cast: he holds them back, and gives full reign as diatribes are unleashed. Rumpf’s clearly timed production is in adherence with the words cadence in LaBute’s brilliant, finely honed comedy.
SZENE HAMBURG, October 2015
Ed Sheridan brilliert als der jungenhafte, feige Tom, dem es schwer fällt, zu seiner Liebe zu stehen,… Die Aufführung lebt von der guten Besetzung englischer Schauspieler,…. Inszeniert wurde das humorvolle, intelligente Kammerspiel von Robert Rumpf, der das englischsprachige Theater 1976 mit Clifford Dean gründete.