Not Now, Darling
John Chapman & Ray Cooney
Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, 8th – 12th November 2016
Ray Cooney and John Chapman’s wonderful farce, about mistresses and minks in the elegant West End fur salon of Bodley, Bodley, and Crouch in the height of 1960s Swinging London. In an attempt to secure the affections of his latest would-be mistress Janie McMichael, Gilbert Bodley plans to sell an expensive mink coat to her jealous husband for a fraction of its real worth. However, instead of doing his own dirty work, he gets his reluctant, and inept partner, Arnold Crouch, to do it for him. The tricky transaction goes awry when Janie’s husband decides to buy it for his own mistress. Suspicious wives, mistaken identities and scantily clad girls hidden in closets are all part of the hilarious and chaotic chain of events as the whole plan goes out the window, along with numerous items of women's clothing!