Monsieur Duchotel, a Parisienne businessman, has a roving eye and a lust for... fishing trips. It turns out he has been casting his line in uncharted waters and he's not the only one. His best-friend, Dr.Moricet, has a passion for poetry and a longing for Leontine - Duchotel's beautiful and trusting young wife. Then there's Gontran, Duchotel's randy young nephew, who's always afetr a handout, and Madame Latour, a concierge who was once a countess married to a lion-tamer... Feydeau's uproarious farce brilliantly incorporates all the classic elements of the genre. Behind the shutters at 40, Rue d'Athenes, Dr Moricet's love-nest becomes the venue for a whole shoal of illicit rendez-vous, ridiculous cover stories and bungling policemen. As doors slam, would-be lovers hide in closets and men find their trousers round their ankles, this glorious concoction will have you hooked. UK PremierePerformers Joseph Alessi (Duchotel), Frances McNamee (Leontine), Richard Clothier (Doctor Moricet), Oscar Batterham (Gontran), Stephen Ventura (Cassagne), Victoria Wicks (Madame Latour), Eliza Collings (Babet/Policeman), Toby Longworth (Inspector Bridois).
Author Georges Feydeau. Producer Theatre Royal Bath. Translation Kenneth McLeish. Director Laurence Boswell. Design Polly Sullivan. Lighting Ben Ormerod. Music Isobel Waller-Bridge. Sound Isobel Waller-Bridge.