With a heavyweight comedy cast, Dudley Moore played Dr Clive Elwood, whose overwhelming desire to show his patients care
and attention is liable to be misunderstood. Peter Cook played Elwood's father who, when he discovers his son's plans, sets
out to destroy them.
The production reunited Cook, Moore, Spike Milligan and playwright John Antrobus, following
their 1969 collaboration on the feature film The Bed-Sitting Room (directed by Richard Lester), which was itself based
on the stage-play by Antrobus and Milligan.