Caught in the Net

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Caught in the Net (2001) is a comedy play by Ray Cooney, a follow-up to his adult comedy play Run for your Wife (1983).

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Adapted and translated into Afrikaans by Pierre van Pletzen under the title My Boetie se Sussie se Ou ("my brother's sister's boyfriend").

Performance history in South Africa

2002: Staged by Pieter Toerien Productions in the Montecasino Theatre, directed by Rex Garner, with Roger Dwyer, Malcolm Terrey, Garner, Tim Apter, Kim Garner, Annie Robinson and Michele Levin.

2004: My Boetie se Sussie se Ou, Pierre van Pletzen's Afrikaans adaptation, was staged by Kookoo Productions at the Aardklop festival, directed by van Pletzen, with Tobie Cronjé, Neels Coetzee, Heidi Mollentze, Hendrik Baird, Onida Cowan, Hannes Brummer and Minette Smit. The same production was staged at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and the Opera House in Port Elizabeth later in the year.


Die Beeld, 3 December 2002.

The Citizen, 11 December 2002.

Cape Times, 19 October 2004.

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