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Director Henry Edwards does little to disguise the theatrical origins of this comic warhorse, which shows just how reliant Ralph Lynn was on his fellow Aldwych farceurs. Without Tom Walls's wiles and Robertson Hare's pomposity, Lynn's silly-ass antics have a third-rate Bertie Wooster feel as he and Judy Gunn pose as servants in order to prevent his old colonial uncle discovering their marriage and disinheriting them. That said, Ralph Lumley's play throws up a couple of amusing set pieces. In one, barrister Lynn wrings courtroom chaos from the simplest of cases; in another, he humiliates his uncle's dinner guests by lacing the soup.
|Abernathy Ruppershaw||Morton Selten|
|Emile Moppert||Nelson Keys|
|Madame Moppert||Bertha Belmore|
|Paul Hemming||Michael Shepley|
|Delphine Moppert||Olive Melville|
|Mrs Bates||Margaret Yarde|