Performance

VenuePlayhouse
Other spaces at this venue include: Salberg Studio
TownSalisbury
CountyWiltshire
From2nd May 1997
To24th May 1997
What is currently on at Playhouse (V923)

The Rehearsal

T1800214329
The Count, better known as Tiger, is famous for his spectacular parties. In three days' time, in his elegant French chateau, his guests are to be treated to an evening of amateur dramatics, complete with lavish Louis XV costumes. The glamorous cast includes Tiger's mistress, his wife, her lover, and Lucile, the beautiful young governess who looks after the chateau's twelve resident orphans. But as soon as rehearsals begin it's clear that this eighteenth-century play will unleash just as much passion, shock and intrigue off stage as it will on. Soon it's hard to know when the scheming twentieth-century cast are acting and when they're not. Written in 1950, Anouilh's savagely funny and devilishly clever comedy is a searing exposure of the characters we adopt, the truths we conceal and the secret roles we most passionately want to play. At its heart is a profound question: what is want to play. At its heart is a profound question: what is performance, and why do we need it?
Author Jean Anouilh
Translation Jeremy Sams


Archive :: production:T1800214329, play:S4742, venue:V923

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Company

Director Elisabet Sevholt

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