Georges Feydeau’s glorious mad French farce A Flea in Her Ear plays at the Tabard Theatre from March 29th, in a fresh new adaptation by Sacha Bush, directed by Alex Sutton (Tête à Tête Opera Festival and Grimeborn Festival).
It promises suspicious spouses, crossed wires and physical comedy, all steeped in hilarious “joie de vivre”.
To test her husband’s fidelity, Raymonde Chandebise sends a letter from a ‘secret’ admirer suggesting a romantic rendezvous at the local ‘dubious morals’ hotel. What follows is a string of outrageously frenzied mixups as mistaken identities spiral out of control.
Georges Feydeau was a French playwright of the era known as the Belle Époque. He wrote over sixty plays, with A Flea in Her Ear, written in 1907, widely regarded as his most famous. His farces are still performed throughout the world today.
In this new production, Sacha Bush’s upbeat new adaptation returns to the roots of the original French script, infusing this classic script with pacey, modern energy. Director Alex Sutton brings his penchant for musical and physical comedy to the work, including slapstick clowning and gender-bending cross-dressing.
A must for fans of Feydeau and a delight for those who’ve never seen it before, this wonderfully silly, hugely enjoyable farce promises an exhilaratingly funny evening of whirlwind insanity.
Performance Dates March 29th 2016 – April 23rd 2016
Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30pm (no performance April 5th, 19th)
Sunday matinees, 2pm
Running Time 120 mins (incl. 15 min interval)
Venue The Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, London W4 1LW
Ticket Price £17/£15 (£10 previews, £25 press night)
Box Office Tabard Theatre (live.advancedticketing.co.uk), 0208 995 6035