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Sauce for the Goose

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    This event took place on 19 December - 2 February 2013
    Written by Georges Feydeau
    Translated by Peter Meyer
    Directed by Sam Walters
    Designer Sam Dowson
    Lighting Designer John Harris

    FOUR STARS - The Times
    "This plump, juicy Feydeau farce is done to a turn in Sam Walters’s mouthwatering production, generously sauced with fine comic performances... gloriously funny."

    FOUR STARS - Guardian
    "Sam Walters's new production of Feydeau's classic 1896 farce brings out all its inventiveness and lugubrious fun."

    FOUR STARS - Daily Mail
    "A delight: a high spirited romp with preening charcters knitting their legs in sexual fizzy as vintage champagne"

    FOUR STARS - Independent
    “blissfully funny”
    FOUR STARS - Financial Times
    "Moves like a well-oiled machine"
    FOUR STARS - What's on Stage
    "a seasonal treat of invisible door slams, thwarted adultery, alarm bells and hilariously misdirected passion."
    “This is among the most brilliantly staged and funniest farces it has been my privilege to see.” Plays to See

    “This gloriously giddy revival... A triumph.” The Arts Desk

    “Seasonal offerings do not come much better than this”
    British Theatre Guide

    Lucienne is being pursued by the married Pontagnac, who is astounded to discover that she is already married to his friend Vatelin, and also has an admirer called Redillon. Lucienne has sworn to be faithful as long as her husband remains so too. But then a keen old ‘indiscretion’ of her husband’s unexpectedly arrives, with her own husband, from Germany. Everyone ends up in the Hotel Ultimus, where the guests include an old army doctor and his deaf wife, in Paris to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Mayhem ensues.

    Georges Feydeau was probably the finest French farceur the world has seen. Sauce for the Goose or Le Dindon (‘The Turkey’) in French, was written in 1896 and was first produced at the Orange Tree in 1987. The theatre has also produced Fitting for Ladies, The Game Hunter and Winner Takes All.

    Running time: approximately 2 hours 35 minutes, including interval

    Photos by Robert Day.


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