CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
A charming politician and his glamorous new wife evoke a picture of marital bliss. Her first husband was a liar and a cheat. Her second is a different batch of chromosomes altogether. Not only is he chairman of the Feminist Forum but he clearly adores her. He says so, repeatedly, usually on Thursday nights when he goes out to 'stretch his legs'. Her suspicions are obviously hormonal. But when he resorts to illusion to maintain the delusion, well, there's a lot of confusion. If experience has taught her anything it's the need to fight fire with fire, lies with more lies and every last trick with pure magic... A comic marvel from the master of French farce, Georges Feydeau, Every Last Trick is an ingenious look at the game of infidelity and marriage, given fresh life by playwright Tamsin Oglesby (Really Old, Like 45, National Theatre; The Mouse And His Child, RSC). It is directed by Paul Hunter, uniting the comic talents of members of leading theatre companies Spymonkey (whose previous collaborations with Royal & Derngate include Oedipussy) and Told By An Idiot for the very first time. Performers Toby Park, Adrien Gygax, Sophie Russell, Aitor Basauri. AuthorGeorges Feydeau.Adapted byTamsin Oglesby.Presented byRoyal and Derngate.Presented bySpymonkey.Presented byTold By An Idiot.DirectorPaul Hunter.DesignLucy Bradridge.LightingPhilip Gladwell.SoundAdrienne Quartly.ChoreographerGeorgina Lamb.DirectorIan Nicholson (assistant).TranslationSam Alexander.MusicToby Park and Company.