IT'S not often that you can say that "I laughed till I hurt...".
But such was the overwhelming reaction of audiences to the opening nights of Caught In the Net at Cooma Little Theatre over the Anzac weekend.
This comedy is the sequel to the very popular Run for Your Wife which was staged several years ago and which was greeted with rave reviews.
Those who enjoyed and laughed their way through that production will similarly be thrilled by this latest "update" which is regarded as even funnier.
The play is again based upon the escapades of a British taxi driver John Smith (played by Nigel Griffiths) who has not one but TWO wives - the story of which formed the basis of the original Run For Your Wife.
Now 17 years after his dual marriages the irrepressible John Smith with the chaotic support of his neighbour Stanley (played by Tim Cook) and input from his absurd father (Bob Coles) again attempts to separate his two wives Barbara Smith (Claire D'amico) and Mary Smith (Sue McPhie).
However if that is not difficult enough this time the situation is further complicated by his earnest and desperate endeavours to prevent his two children Gavin and Vickie (played respectively by Jayden Payne and Camilla Howes) from also meeting after meeting "on the net".
If this sounds like a farcical situation it is - and very, very funny....
Directed again by the revered and highly experienced "team" of Jim and Joyce Brindle they leave nothing to chance in ensuring an excellent script, wonderful cast and clever set are a recipe for a production of the highest quality.
If you missed Run for Your Wife don't miss Caught in The Net - you too are sure to laugh till you hurt.
Performances continue during the first two weekends in May (2,3 and 9,10) on Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm with a matinee on May 3 at 2pm with tickets available at the Cooma Visitors Centre.