Chase Me Comrade

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Chase Me Comrade by Ray Cooney is a farce in two acts, about a Russian ballet dancer who defects to Britain and a riot of comedy reigns as he tangles with a British naval commander, Russian agents, the local constabulary and well-meaning friends. First produced in London in 1964.

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Performance history in South Africa

1969: South African premiere in the Alexander Theatre, Johannesburg on September 3rd, 1969 presented by the Academy Theatre in association with Ray Cooney Productions, London. Directed by Rex Garner, with Diane Appleby (Nancy Rimmington), Kenneth Baker (Commander Rimmington), George Korelin (Hoskins), Melody O'Brian (Alicia Courtney), David Crichton (Petrovyan), Rex Garner (Gerry Buss), Hal Orlandini (Mr. Laver), Rod Hudson (Constable Pulford), Patricia Sanders (Janet Rimmington) and Bill Smale (Bobby Hargreaves).


Academy Theatre programme, 1969.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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