Chase Me, Comrade!

Chase Me, Comrade!

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Chase Me, Comrade! is a hilarious British farce written by Ray Cooney, inspired by the true story of Rudolf Nureyev, a famous Russian ballet dancer, who defected to the West in the 1960’sNancy Rimmington is the daughter of the famous Commander Rimmington of the British Navy. One day, her friend, Alicia Courtney, arrives at her house and explains that she has assisted the Russian ballet dancer, Petrovyan, in defecting, and that he is at the moment in the trunk of her car. Nancy and Alicia have to distract Nancy’s father while they sneak him into the house. He ends up going fishing, but then an official arrives with a letter for him. Gerry Buss, Nancy’s fiancé, ends up impersonating him, and all hell breaks out. Ultimately, with all the craziness going on and an aborted escape attempt through the chimney, Petrovyan decides that it would be better to go back to the sanity of the state control in Moscow rather than live in crazy Britain.


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Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



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Category
Play
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
Genres
Farce
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

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